Table 1

Clinical feature of patients with nonspecific small-bowel ulcers

Sex

Age (years)

Duration of symptom(s) before diagnosis (years)

Indication for colonoscopy

Treatment

Duration of follow-up (years)

Outcome (symptom)

Outcome (endoscopy)


Case 1

Male

47

3

Diarrhea plus abdominal pain

Probiotics

8

Partly improved

Persistent

Case 2

Male

61

11

Abdominal pain

None

9

Partly improved

Self-limiting

Case 3

Female

50

1

Abdominal pain plus bloating

Probiotics

6

Persistent

Persistent

Case 4

Male

53

10

Diarrhea plus abdominal discomfort

5-ASA, probiotics and Claritin

6

Partly improved

Persistent

Case 5

Male

52

1

Abdominal pain

Herbal medicine and probiotics

8

Asymptomatic

Self-limiting

Case 6

Female

44

0.5

Diarrhea plus abdominal discomfort

5-ASA and probiotics

5

Asymptomatic

Recurrent

Case 7

Male

76

*

Surveillance for polyps

None

7

*

Persistent


5-ASA: 5-asalazine

* This patient was asymptomatic and ileal ulcers were accidentally found during a surveillance colonoscopy for polyps.

Wang et al. BMC Gastroenterology 2011 11:51   doi:10.1186/1471-230X-11-51

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