Fibromyalgia and Spondyloarthritis Seen to Coexist in IBD, Be Distinguished Using Ultrasound

Fibromyalgia and Spondyloarthritis Seen to Coexist in IBD, Be Distinguished Using Ultrasound
Fibromyalgia and spondyloarthritis can coexist in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and be distinguished using ultrasound imaging, a study suggests. The study, “Clinical and sonographic discrimination between fibromyalgia and spondyloarthopathy in inflammatory bowel disease with musculoskeletal pain,” was published in the journal Rheumatology.
Up to 40% of people with IBD  — a group of disorders that cause chronic inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract develop disorders beyond those of the GI tract, including spondyloarthritis, a type of arthritis that affects the spine and, in some people, the joints of the arms and legs.
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