Colon Removal and Enteropathic Arthritis

Question

Would removal of the colon eliminate the enteropathic arthritis?

Answer

Probably but enteropathic arthritis is most commonly associated with the small bowel, not as frequently with the large bowel.  You can live without a large bowel, but you can’t live without the small bowel!

Joan Bathon, M.D.

About Joan Bathon, M.D.

Dr. Bathon was a Co-Deputy Director of the Division of Rheumatology at Hopkins Bayview. She was also the founder and director of the Hopkins Arthritis Center.