PMID: 2878608Dec 1, 1986

Takayasu's arteritis and ulcerative colitis

The American Journal of Gastroenterology
K N Achar, B Al-Nakib


This report describes a case of Takayasu's disease and ulcerative colitis occurring simultaneously in a 35-yr-old Sri Lankan woman. It is suggested that these two diseases may be immunologically related and the possible pathogenic mechanisms by which these two disorders may be associated are discussed.

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