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A 16-year-old male with several months of abdominal pain is suspected of having inflammatory bowel disease. Which of the following extraintestinal findings are most consistent with ulcerative colitis rather than Crohn’s disease?
A. Pyoderma gangrenosum
B. A "bamboo spine" on X-ray
C. Erythema nodosum
D. Multiple arthritic joints
E. None of the above
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is it D) arthritic joints?
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i have checked it,
its A
both pyoderma gangrenosuma and I sclerosing cholangitis are more common in UC than CD
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The correct answer is A.
Although Crohn’s disease tends to cause more extraintestinal symptoms, the finding of pyoderma gangrenosum is consistent with UC rather than Crohn’s.
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