Symptomatic cerebral microangiopathy preceding initial manifestation of ulcerative colitis
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Focal white-matter lesions in the brain have been frequently found in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. These findings have been discussed as a novel extraintestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease. In this case report we delineate the clinical relevance of such lesions by presenting a patient with ulcerative colitis and his associated neurological symptoms. The cerebral lesions were shown by magnetic resonance imaging, whereupon a successful treatment with corticosteroids was initiated.
Key wordsulcerative colitis focal white-matter lesions magnetic resonance imaging
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