Clinical Journal of Gastroenterology

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 156–160 | Cite as

Protein-losing enteropathy, deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in a patient with generalized inflammatory polyposis in remission stage of ulcerative colitis

  • Yoshiaki KawaguchiEmail author
  • Tetsuya Mine
  • Ichiro Kawana
  • Satoshi Umemura
Case Report


We experienced a patient with severe protein-losing enteropathy and generalized inflammatory polyposis. In addition, this case was complicated by deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Patients with inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk for thromboembolic events, most commonly in the setting of active colitis. However, our patient was in the remission stage. We report the occurrence of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism as a complication of inflammatory polyposis and protein-losing enteropathy in the remission stage of ulcerative colitis.


Protein-losing enteropathy Deep venous thrombosis Pulmonary embolism Inflammatory polyposis Ulcerative colitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoshiaki Kawaguchi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tetsuya Mine
    • 1
  • Ichiro Kawana
    • 2
  • Satoshi Umemura
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyTokai University School of MedicineIseharaJapan
  2. 2.Second Department of Internal MedicineYokohama City University School of MedicineKanazawa-kuJapan

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