Systemic sclerosis and collagenous colitis in a patient with retroperitoneal fibrosis.
Department of Medicine D, Division of General Internal Medicine, Nephrology and Rheumatology, University Hospital Münster, Münster, Germany.Scandinavian journal of rheumatology (impact factor: 2.51). 04/2011; 40(4):322-3. DOI:10.3109/03009742.2011.555926 pp.322-3
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ABSTRACT: Collagenous colitis is a recent cause of chronic diarrhea. Cooccurrence with spondylarthropathy is rare. We describe two cases: one man and one woman of 33 and 20 years old were suffering from spondylarthropathy. They then developed collagenous colitis, 4 and 14 years after the onset of spondylarthropathy. The diagnosis was based on histological features. A sicca syndrome and vitiligo were observed with the female case. The presence of colitis leads to therapeutic problems. This association suggests a systemic kind of rheumatic disease of collagenous colitis.Case Reports in Medicine 01/2012; 2012:620241.
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