Specialty Pharma Journal
Research Uncovers Bacteria Linking Crohn’s Disease to Arthritis
By Nicole Watkins
* Dr. Randy Longman’s new study, published in Science Translational Medicine, explains the connection between symptoms of abdominal pain and diarrhea and joint pain, in patients with Crohn’s disease. This discovery could help physicians identify which patients with Crohn’s disease are more likely to develop spondyloarthritis, enabling them to prescribe more effective therapies for both conditions.
* Dr. Randy Longman, director of the Jill Roberts Institute Longman Lab and assistant professor of medicine