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Gastroenterology Research and Practice
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 924138, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/924138
Research Article

Prevalence of Joint Hypermobility and Patterns of Articular Manifestations in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

1Endoscopy Unit & Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Unit, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis 68100, Greece
21st Surgical Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Dragana, Alexandroupolis 68100, Greece
32nd Surgical Department, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis 68100, Greece
42nd Department of Internal Medicine, University General Hospital of Alexandroupolis, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis 68100, Greece

Received 6 July 2009; Revised 11 November 2009; Accepted 10 December 2009

Academic Editor: Paolo Gionchetti

Copyright © 2009 P. Vounotrypidis et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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