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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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MENDOZA J, Yuly Paulin et al. A Case Report of Severe Ulcerative Colitis in an HIV Patient. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2016, vol.31, n.4, pp.433-437. ISSN 0120-9957.

We present the case of a patient with severe de novo ulcerative colitis (CU) and a simultaneous diagnosis of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection. These two immunologically and pathophysiologically opposing diseases are rarely found in association, and it has even been suggested that inflammatory bowel disease (IAS) may be less aggressive in HIV infections. The diagnosis is challenging, given the spectrum of diseases that can affect the colon in the context of an HIV infection. Treatment is similarly controversial considering that the use of immunomodulators or biological block another component of the immune system that could enhance the state of immunosuppression in this group of patients. Natural history, treatment and prognosis remain a challenge for currently available evidence

Keywords : Inflammatory bowel disease; ulcerative colitis; human immunodeficiency virus.

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