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Acute spontaneously recovering ulcerating colitis (ARUC). Report of 6 cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  855855     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Six patients each with an extensive ulcerating colitis are reported. Common features were a febrile nonbloody diarrhea; radiological involvement of the whole colon with superficial ulcerations and preservation of haustra, and integrity of the terminal ileum and rectum; the absence of any specific pathological finding; and, most important, the spontaneous recovery of the lesions in the absence of any treatment except sympatomatic measures. The present follow up after recovery range from 18 months to 5 years. Four cases were young women taking oral contraceptives and two patients were older. These patients with colitis could represent a new entity or could be a particular form of Crohn's disease of the colon, with delayed diagnostic pathological features.
6 cases of women suffering extensive ulcerating colitis are presented. The common features of the disease were the appearance of febril nonbloody diarrhea; radiological involvement of the whole colon with superficial ulcerations and preservation of haustra, and integrity of the terminal ileum and rectum; absence of any specific pathological findings; and the spontaneous recovery of the lesions in 18 months-5 years. 4 of the 6 women had been taking oral contraceptives at, or just before, the onset of the colitis. The 2 other patients were older. Appendectomy was performed prior to the diarrhea occurrence in 3 cases. It is suggested that oral contraceptives may have influenced the onset of colitis by an allergic mechanism. It is possible that these cases are suffering a form of Crohn's disease.
S Bonfils; P Hervoir; J Girodet; Y Le Quintrec; J P Bader; J Gastard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of digestive diseases     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0002-9211     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Dig Dis     Publication Date:  1977 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-06-22     Completed Date:  1977-06-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404011     Medline TA:  Am J Dig Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  429-36     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; J    
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MeSH Terms
Colitis, Ulcerative / diagnosis,  physiopathology*,  radiography
Colon / physiopathology
Colonic Diseases / diagnosis
Crohn Disease / diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Remission, Spontaneous

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