Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2014, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (4): 242-244.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(14)60079-1

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Refractory and Active Ulcerative Colitis Complicated by Venous Thrombosis: a Case Report

Yu-ling Li, Sui-ping Huang, Yan Chen*   

  1. Department of Gastroenterology, Guangdong Provincial Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Second Affiliated Hospital of Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou 510370, China
  • Received:2014-06-11 Published:2014-11-28 Online:2014-11-28
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ULCERATIVE colitis is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by diffuse mucosal inflammation involving the rectum and extending proximally to involve all or part of the colon. A step-up approach for medical therapy is routinely applied, from 5-aminosalicylic acid (ASA) compounds, corticosteroids, immunomodulators, and biologics.1 Thrombosis, mainly venous, is a rare and well-recognized extra-intestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease.2 In this article, we report the use of thrombolytic and antithrombotic therapy for the venous thrombosis in a 55-year-old male patient with refractory and active ulcerative colitis with excellent outcome.

Key words: venous thrombosis, refractory ulcerative colitis, active ulcerative colitis

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