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The systemic complications of ulcerative colitis
  1. Geoffrey Watkinson


    A brief review of some of the systemic lesions of ulcerative colitis has been made.

    In 465 patients seen between 1948 and 1963 in Leeds, skin lesions occurred in 6·2%, colitic arthritis in 12·0%, sacro-iliitis in 18% and spondylitis in 6%. Eye lesions developed in 4% and liver disease in 2%.

    The significance of some of these lesions has been reviewed.

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