Ulcerative Colitis in a Bangladeshi Child: A Case Report

  • Nazmul Hoque Ex-Associate Professor and Head of the Department of GHPD, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Shireen Ahmed Registrar, Department of GHPD, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Taslima Zaman Department of Gastroenterology, Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital, Gazipur
Keywords: Bangladeshi Child, Ulcerative Colitis

Abstract

Introduction: Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic idiopathic inflammatory disorder of colon. Ulcerative colitis is uncommon in tropics and sub-tropics. We describe a case of pediatric ulcerative colitis with successful treatment. A 4-years-old girl who presented with passage of loose bloody stool, abdominal pain and mild arthralgia along with significant weight loss. Her height was 95 cm, and weight was 13 kg. Diagnosis was confirmed by colonoscopy and histopathology. Treatment was thereafter started with parenteral steroid initially then oral steroid and mesalamine. The patient is now on remission and is on regular follow up. UC is rare in Bangladesh, especially in children. Several conditions like infective colitis, allergic colitis, Meckel’s diverticulitis, Crohn’s disease, etc. may mimic the features of UC. So, if a child presents with recurrent bloody diarrhea, UC should be considered as a differential diagnosis.

Birdem Med J 2019; 9(1): 89-94

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Author Biographies

Nazmul Hoque, Ex-Associate Professor and Head of the Department of GHPD, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka

Department of GHPD

Shireen Ahmed, Registrar, Department of GHPD, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka

Department of GHPD

Taslima Zaman, Department of Gastroenterology, Sheikh Fazilatunnessa Mujib Memorial KPJ Specialized Hospital, Gazipur

Department of Gastroenterology

Published
2019-01-12
How to Cite
Hoque, N., Ahmed, S., & Zaman, T. (2019). Ulcerative Colitis in a Bangladeshi Child: A Case Report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 9(1), 89-94. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v9i1.39733
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Case Reports