A rare case of ulcerative colitis complicating Wilson's disease: Possible association between the two diseases

Takahiro Torisu, Motohiro Esaki, Takayuki Matsumoto, Shotaro Nakamura, Koichi Azuma, Mitsuo Okada, Hiroshi Tsuji, Takashi Yao, Mitsuo Iida

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Abstract

A case of ulcerative colitis complicated by Wilson's disease is described. In this case, ulcerative colitis occurred 12 years after the diagnosis of Wilson's disease, and the colitis was intractable to prednisolone and salazosulfapyridine. Because copper is one of the trace elements necessary for antioxidant defenses during inflammatory process, altered copper metabolism may have contributed to the intractability of the ulcerative colitis in this case.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-45
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume35
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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