Digestive Diseases and Sciences

, Volume 41, Issue 9, pp 1807–1810 | Cite as

Symptomatic cerebral microangiopathy preceding initial manifestation of ulcerative colitis

  • Clemens Dejaco
  • Elisabeth Fertl
  • Daniela Prayer
  • Georg Oberhuber
  • John Wyatt
  • Christoph Gasché
  • Alfred Gangl
Case Report

Summary

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 words

ulcerative colitis focal white-matter lesions magnetic resonance imaging 

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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clemens Dejaco
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Elisabeth Fertl
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Daniela Prayer
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Georg Oberhuber
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • John Wyatt
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Christoph Gasché
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • Alfred Gangl
    • 1
  1. 1.From the Departments of Gastroenterology and HepatologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria
  4. 4.Department of Clinical PathologyUniversity of ViennaViennaAustria

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