A Case Report on Steroid Resistant Ulcerative Colitis
Keywords:Immuno-Suppression, Ulcerative Colitis, Bloody Diarrhoea, Steroid Resistance
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the large intestine. It leads to bloody diarrhoea and pain in the lower abdomen. In a 22-year-old man with steroid resistant ulcerative colitis, doctors were faced with an unusual case where he was producing blood. The patient had no medical history of bleeding (except for blood pressure medication two years ago) and had no predisposing diseases or conditions that would explain his non-bloody diarrhoea and rectal bleeding. In this case, doctors needed to find out if this patient had any other causes of bleeding other than ulcerative colitis such as a condition involving their platelets or a vitamin K deficiency, but none were found. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can lead to serious complications. The case study in this article highlights some of these complications which were treated successfully with steroid therapy. Patients may also experience weight loss, malabsorption issues or fatigue as well as complications such as liver problems. The case study also highlights the severity of the patient's condition before diagnosis and treatment, which is why need more research on all cases like this.
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