The difference in extraintestinal manifestations of inflammatory bowel disease for children and adults

Hyo-Jeong Jang, Ben Kang, Byung-Ho Choe


Extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) are frequently observed in adult and pediatric patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The most common EIMs involve the joints, skin, and eyes, but they can affect various organs and result in significant morbidity. Since EIMs can appear years before the diagnosis of IBD is made, clinicians should be aware of their various manifestations to help decrease diagnostic delay of IBD and establish appropriate treatment plans.