A 38-year-old man with seropositive arthropathy on long-standing treatment with diclofenac slow release presented with abdominal pain, diarrhoea and anaemia. Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and barium series were unremarkable. Five months later he presented with a right iliac fossa mass. Investigations revealed discrete ulceration in the terminal ileum and caecum confirmed at laparotomy. Other possible causes of intestinal ulceration were excluded suggesting a diagnosis of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug associated intestinal ulceration.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1993|
- Delayed-Action Preparations
- Intestinal Diseases
- Joint Diseases