A case of severe ulcerative colitis successfully with intravenous cyclosporine without high dose corticosteroid

Daisuke Kubota, Takanori Kanai, Fumiro Yui, Tomoko Matsumoto, Takahiro Kawamura, Yasuhiro Itsui, Eriko Okada, Seishin Chin, Shinya Ooka, Masakazu Nagahori, Kiichiro Tsuchiya, Akihiro Araki, Naoya Sakamoto, Tatsuya Miyata, Mamoru Watanabe

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Abstract

A 44-year-old women developed marked myopathy one year earlier, when she was treated with intravenous prednisolone for acute severe exacerbation of ulcerative colitis. When she was admitted to our hospital for another severe exacerbation, intravenous cyclosporine A was administered as monotherapy because she could not tolerate corticosteroid. The treatment was successful and she obtained complete remission. Cyclosporine A monotherapy is considered to be a valuable alternative to proctocolectomy for severe ulcerative colitis patients who cannot tolerate corticosteroid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)42-46
Number of pages5
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume104
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan
Externally publishedYes

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Kubota, D., Kanai, T., Yui, F., Matsumoto, T., Kawamura, T., Itsui, Y., Okada, E., Chin, S., Ooka, S., Nagahori, M., Tsuchiya, K., Araki, A., Sakamoto, N., Miyata, T., & Watanabe, M. (2007). A case of severe ulcerative colitis successfully with intravenous cyclosporine without high dose corticosteroid. Japanese Journal of Gastroenterology, 104(1), 42-46.