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Chronic microscopic enterocolitis with severe hypokalemia responding to subtotal colectomy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10509959     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors present the first case report of a 50-year-old woman with a 33-year history of severe, chronic watery diarrhea and hypokalemia secondary to chronic active microscopic enterocolitis with patterns similar to lymphocytic colitis but with acute cryptitis and terminal ileum involvement microscopically. The progressive nature of her illness resulted in multiple hospital admissions secondary to hypokalemia with subsequent chronic renal failure. High continuous doses of oral potassium supplements failed to correct the hypokalemic episodes. After subtotal colon resection, the patient made a marked clinical improvement with normal serum potassium levels without receiving potassium supplementation.
T E Yusuf; M Soemijarsih; A Arpaia; S L Goldberg; V M Sottile
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical gastroenterology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0192-0790     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-11-01     Completed Date:  1999-11-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7910017     Medline TA:  J Clin Gastroenterol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  284-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Gastroenterology, Staten Island University Hospital, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Colectomy / methods
Diarrhea / etiology*
Enterocolitis / complications,  pathology*,  surgery*
Follow-Up Studies
Hypokalemia / etiology*
Intestinal Mucosa / pathology
Middle Aged
Severity of Illness Index
Treatment Outcome

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