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Table 3 Development of gut inflammation in 204 patients with ankylosing spondylitis between baseline and 5-year follow-up

From: A longitudinal study of fecal calprotectin and the development of inflammatory bowel disease in ankylosing spondylitis

Type of inflammation Baseline 5-Year follow-up Total
Diagnosis of Crohn’s disease 1 2 3
Diagnosis of ulcerative colitis 0 0 0
Diagnosis of lymphocytic colitis 1 0 1
Subclinical findings in the distal ileum    5
 Macroscopic changes: aphthous ulcerations   1
 Microscopic changes: chronic inflammation   1
 Both macroscopic and microscopic changes 2 1
Subclinical findings in the colon    6
 Macroscopic changes: ulcerations 3 1
 Microscopic changes: chronic inflammation   1
 Both macroscopic and microscopic changes   1
Total    15