Hi, Jill -
There are quite a few IBD'ers (crohn's and UC) who are positive for HLA-B27 on these forums. (myself included, but my IBD diagnosis is questionable.) I'm under the care of a rheumatologist and am currently using Enbrel to control my arthritis/spondyloarthropathy.
Unfortunately the search engine here on healingwell.com doesn't work so well. When I try a search on HLA-B27, All Forums, your post is the only one that shows up.
Here are some good websites that I have personally bookmarked.
HLA-B27 Syndromes http://www.emedicine.com/oph/TOPIC721.HTM
Enteropathic Arthropathies http://www.emedicine.com/med/TOPIC3098.HTM
American Family Physician/Spondyloarthropathies http://www.aafp.org/afp/20040615/2853.pdf
Also, this website is very informative: http://www.spondylitis.org/main.aspx especially the "about Spondylitis" section.
Their forums are also very active: General Message Board for Ankylosing Spondylitis and Related Diseases
Good luck to you,
Post Edited (jan2003) : 6/25/2008 7:02:34 AM (GMT-6)