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Use of anti tumor necrosis factor-alpha monoclonal antibody for ulcerative jejunoileitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23049226     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ulcerative jejunoileitis is an uncommon clinical syndrome consisting of abdominal pain, weight loss associated with diarrhea, and multiple inflammatory ulcerations and strictures of the small bowel. Ulcerative jejunoileitis can complicate established celiac disease or develop in patients de novo. Increased levels of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in the small intestine of patients with untreated celiac disease are associated with a role in the immune pathogenesis of this disorder. No specific therapy has been shown to change the course of ulcerative jejunoileitis. We report a case of severe ulcerative jejunoileitis previously unresponsive to traditional therapies, including high dose corticosteroids and cyclosporine. The patient had a dramatic resolution of symptoms and a complete normalization of endoscopic findings after anti-TNF-α monoclonal antibody, infliximab (Remicade(®)).
Gulseren Seven; Adel Assaad; Thomas Biehl; Richard A Kozarek
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of gastroenterology : WJG     Volume:  18     ISSN:  2219-2840     ISO Abbreviation:  World J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-10     Completed Date:  2013-05-03     Revised Date:  2014-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883448     Medline TA:  World J Gastroenterol     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5135-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Antibodies, Monoclonal / therapeutic use*
Enteritis / drug therapy*
Ileitis / drug therapy*
Jejunal Diseases / drug therapy*
Middle Aged
Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha / antagonists & inhibitors*
Ulcer / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha; 0/infliximab

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