Pleuropericarditis and disseminated intravascular coagulation in ulcerative colitis

Citation
S. Orii et al., Pleuropericarditis and disseminated intravascular coagulation in ulcerative colitis, J CLIN GAST, 32(3), 2001, pp. 251-254
Citations number
17
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Gastroenerology and Hepatology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CLINICAL GASTROENTEROLOGY
ISSN journal
0192-0790 → ACNP
Volume
32
Issue
3
Year of publication
2001
Pages
251 - 254
Database
ISI
SICI code
0192-0790(200103)32:3<251:PADICI>2.0.ZU;2-1
Abstract
We report a 30-year-old woman with pleuropericarditis, cardiac tamponade, a nd disseminated intravascular coagulation complicating active ulcerative co litis (UC). Other autoimmune diseases were not present. She responded to pu lsed steroid therapy and anticoagulant with resolution of the complication and UC. We reviewed the literature and found 27 cases of pleuropericarditis associated with idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It has been r eported that pleuropericarditis associated with IBD responds well to nonste roidal antiinflammatory drugs, as well as steroids. The causes of cardiac i nvolvement in IBD remain unclear, but the pleuropericarditis must be recogn ized as a potential extraintestinal manifestation of IBD.