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2boyzmom
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/24/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
I tested postive for HLA-B27 - anyone else have this along with colitis??
 
Just curious, don't have a follow up with rheumy for awhile.  I do go get a second opinion from a GI on Monday.
 
Any help would be appreciated!
 
Thanks,Jill
Love 2 Teach
37 (F) 
UC diagnosed 3-2008


jan2003
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   Posted 6/25/2008 6:46 AM (GMT -6)   

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,

Jan

Post Edited (jan2003) : 6/25/2008 7:02:34 AM (GMT-6)


2boyzmom
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/29/2008 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Jan....thank you so much for the websites.  I am going to do some reading!!!! Thanks again!

Love 2 Teach
37 (F) 
UC diagnosed 3-2008

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