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Orthopedic Research Online Journal

Two-Faced Diarrhoea in a Young Adult with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis: Clostridioides Difficile Infection And Crohn’s Disease

Submission: September 01, 2022Published: Septmeber 08, 2022

DOI: 10.31031/OPROJ.2022.10.000726

ISSN : 2576-8875
Volume10 Issue1


We herein report a case of a 24-year-old male affected with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) with an unusual case of community-acquired Clostridioides difficile-Associated Diarrhoea (CDAD) and Crohn Disease (CD). The concomitant presence of a chronic, autoimmune, inflammatory arthropathy, an inflammatory bowel disease and an opportunistic infection is unusual. Their simultaneous presence in a patient on treatment with Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) should prompt rheumatologists to consider autoimmune as well as infective causes when assessing a patients lamenting gastrointestinal manifestations such as diarrhoea.

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