Further evidence that exacerbation of ulcerative colitis causes the onset of immune thrombocytopenia: A clinical case

Citation
M. Kodaira et al., Further evidence that exacerbation of ulcerative colitis causes the onset of immune thrombocytopenia: A clinical case, AM J GASTRO, 94(5), 1999, pp. 1408-1410
Citations number
6
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology
Journal title
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
ISSN journal
0002-9270 → ACNP
Volume
94
Issue
5
Year of publication
1999
Pages
1408 - 1410
Database
ISI
SICI code
0002-9270(199905)94:5<1408:FETEOU>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
Ulcerative colitis associated with immune-mediated thrombocytopenia is rare . It has been suggested that antigenic mimicry between platelet surface ant igen and bacterial glycoprotein plays a role in this association. We presen t a case in which exacerbation of UC sequentially induced development of IT P associated with elevation of PA[gc. In the case, two episodes of ITP occu rred, with each preceded by exacerbation of UC. After remission of UC, ITP remitted and PAIgG simultaneously decreased. In the first episode, the onse t of ITP was about 1 month after the exacerbation of UC. However,in the sec ond episode, the onset of ITP was much faster, 11 days after that of UC, an d the magnitude of elevation of PAIgG was much higher in the second episode . This may provide further evidence that ITP is causally associated with UC , and is the result of immunostimulation from luminal antigens and altered immunoregulation. (C) 1999 by Am. Coll. of Gastroenterology.