Statistics from Altmetric.com
If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.
A woman in her thirties was recently diagnosed with Crohn’s disease involving the oesophagus and colon. In addition, she had aphtous mouth ulcers and peri-anal fistulas. She was successfully treated with steroids, 6-mercaptopurine (6-MP) and infliximab. Two months later she presented with a flare-up of disease and recurrence of the mouth ulcers. In addition, she had fever up to 39°C, arthralgias and pustules on her back and buttocks (fig 1). Blood tests revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) of 44 mm/h, C-reactive protein (CRP) of 65 mg/l and leucocytes of 13×109/litre. Blood, urinary and stool cultures as well as chest x ray did not reveal an infectious cause of …
Robin Spiller, Editor
Competing interests None.
Patient consent Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.