Sensorineural hearing loss and status epilepticus associated with ulcerative colitis: Is there enough evidence to support immune-related mechanisms?


Yazici S., Benbir G., Ince B.

JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCES IN RURAL PRACTICE, cilt.6, ss.77-79, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4103/0976-3147.143205
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCES IN RURAL PRACTICE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.77-79

Özet

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is characterized by an inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. Immune-mediated extraintestinal manifestations of UC have increasingly attracted attention in the literature recently, for which UC is now considered as a systemic disease. Neurologic involvement associated with UC is probably under-reported because of the unawareness of many physicians, although early recognition and treatment are crucial in preventing major morbidity and sequel. In this case report is presented a patient newly diagnosed as UC, who developed both sensorineural hearing loss and intractable status epilepticus that we suggest to have resulted from immune-mediated mechanisms.