Increased chronic pain in patients with ulcerative colitis is mostly associated to increased disease activity. A cross-sectional case-control study.

Increased chronic pain in patients with ulcerative colitis is mostly associated to increased disease activity. A cross-sectional case-control study. Scand J Gastroenterol. 2020 Sep 18;:1-7 Authors: Pettersson N, Kragsbjerg F, Hamrin A, Bergman S, Forsblad-d'Elia H, Karling P Abstract BACKGROUNDS/AIMS: Musculoskeletal symptoms are common in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC), but no study has compared the prevalence of chronic pain to controls from a general population. METHODS: Patients with UC (n = 1164) and controls (n = 3867) were sent questionnaires comprising demography, history of pain, pain localization and UC patients' Patient-Simple Clinical Colitis Activity Index. Chronic regional pain (ChRP) and chronic widespread pain (ChWP) were defined as having pain for at least 3 months. RESULTS: The response rate for the patients with UC was 49.0% and for the control persons 61.7% (p 
Source: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Scand J Gastroenterol Source Type: research

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