Published online Dec 14, 2014. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v20.i46.17463
Revised: May 21, 2014
Accepted: July 15, 2014
Published online: December 14, 2014
Core tip: Extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) are commonly seen in association with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), both in patients with ulcerative colitis and in those ones with Crohn’s disease. The reported prevalence of EIMs in IBD is highly variable, ranging from 25% to 40%. EIMs can involve any organ or system, even if the musculoskeletal and the dermatologic are the most common ones. Hepatopancreatobiliary, ocular, renal and pulmonary systems may also be affected.