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Microcytic colitis

Edward Lichten
The important role of microfilaria (worms) in human and animal disease remains an area of key disagreement between the naturopathic and allopathic physicians. While microfilaria infections are rampart in undeveloped countries, they rarely rise to identification as a cause of disease in Western countries. New research studies in the diagnosis and treatment of SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth) and (IBD) Inflammatory Bowel Diseases of ulcerative colitis, Crohn's Disease and microcytic colitis may make both sides equally correct...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
Vijaypal Arya, Shikha Singh, Shashank Agarwal, Arjun Ohri
BACKGROUND: Anal stricture is a disabling condition which is often unresponsive to conservative medical management. The complications of surgical procedures such as dilatations and anoplasty make it a formidable treatment challenge. Through this case, we report and explore a new medical treatment for ano-rectal strictures with an analogy to Plummer Vinson syndrome. A 69-year-old male presented with chronic constipation, rectal pain, and easy fatigability. The physical exam was negative for anal fissure and a digital rectal examination could not be completed because an index finger could not be advanced through the narrowed anus...
2016: SpringerPlus
Ioannis K Oikonomou, Victor W Fazio, Feza H Remzi, Rocio Lopez, Bret A Lashner, Bo Shen
PURPOSE: Anemia is frequently observed in patients with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis. The identification of the underlying causes can be challenging. This study was designed to define the prevalence and to identify etiologic factors for anemia in this patient population. METHODS: A prospectively maintained database and medical records of patients who had restorative proctocolectomy between 1998 and 2005 were reviewed. All patients with laboratory evaluation at least six months after the surgery were studied...
January 2007: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum
S Meunier, F Villard, R Bouvier, A Lachaux, Y Bertrand
UNLABELLED: When a child presents a severe anemia or resistant to iron supplementation, an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy has to be realized to find special causes. CASE REPORTS: We report observations of two patients, respectively 11 and 12 years old, who were admitted to hospital for a severe microcytic, hypochromic, aregenerative anemia (hemoglobin less than 50 g/L) due to an iron deficiency. The two children's history did not reveal a deficient diet, gastrointestinal tract disorder, ingested toxic or gastrotoxic drugs, or exteriorized hemorrhage...
January 2001: Archives de Pédiatrie: Organe Officiel de la Sociéte Française de Pédiatrie
M G Schäppi, V V Smith, D Goldblatt, K J Lindley, P J Milla
BACKGROUND: Involvement of the gut in chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) has been previously described and colitis highlighted. However, the nature and histopathology of the colitis are unclear and have been thought to be non-specific or similar to Crohn's disease. METHODS: Seven patients with CGD, suffering from gastrointestinal symptoms were prospectively studied. RESULTS: All patients had anaemia; other symptoms were failure to thrive (5/7) and diarrhoea (5/7)...
February 2001: Archives of Disease in Childhood
M Al Samman, S Haque, J D Long
A case is described of a nonimmunocompromised man who presented with diarrhea, weight loss, and microcytic anemia. Colonoscopy revealed a pancolitis characterized by aphthoid ulceration on endoscopy and intense tissue eosinophilic infiltrates on biopsy. Both colonic biopsies and stool aspirates revealed the larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis, thus confirming this parasite as the causative agent for the colitis.
January 1999: Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology
V M Diaz-Gonzalez, G T Altemose, C Ogorek, I Palazzo, I L Piña
Cytomegalovirus infection is highly prevalent among heart transplant recipients. Symptomatic cytomegalovirus infection can occur in all parts of the gastrointestinal tract. Colonic lesions are usually manifest as hemorrhagic colitis. This is a case of cytomegalovirus colitis presenting as a colonic stricture mimicking a colonic carcinoma. The initial presentation was that of both cellular and humoral rejection with fever, abdominal pain, and microcytic anemia with heme-positive stools. An abdominal computed tomogram was pertinent for a suspicion of carcinoma in the midtransverse colon...
November 1997: Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation
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