Onset of ulcerative colitis after thyrotoxicosis: a case report and review of the literature

Antonio Gasbarrini, Lucrezia Laterza, S. Lecce

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Abstract

Abstract OBJECTIVE: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease that could be triggered by acute stressful events, such as gastrointestinal infections or emotional stress. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reported the case of the onset of an ulcerative colitis after a thyrotoxicosis crisis and reviewed the literature about the relationships between thyroid dysfunctions and ulcerative colitis. RESULTS: A 38-year-old woman was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis after her third thyrotoxicosis crisis, two years after the diagnosis of Graves' disease. In this case, thyrotoxicosis acted as a trigger for ulcerative colitis onset. CONCLUSIONS: Hyperthyroidism could be a trigger able to elicit ulcerative colitis in susceptible patients
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)685-8-N/A
RivistaEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
Volume20
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2016

Keywords

  • Adult
  • Chronic Disease
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Female
  • Graves Disease
  • Humans
  • Thyrotoxicosis

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