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Case Report

A Patient with NMO and Ulcerative Colitis: Is it only Autoimmunity?

Ibtisam Al-Thubaiti1* and Farah Al-Eissa2
1Board certified Neurologist, Department of Neurology, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2Neurology Resident, Department of Neurology, King Fahad Specialist Hospital, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author : Ibtisam Al-Thubaiti
Department of Neurology
King Fahad Specialist Hospital
Omar Bin Thabet Street, P.O. Box 15215
Dammam 31444, Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966505801270
Fax: +96638153315
E-mail: [email protected]
Received August 22, 2013; Accepted December 24, 2013; Published December 26, 2013
Citation: Al-Thubaiti I, Al-Eissa F (2013) A Patient with NMO and Ulcerative Colitis: Is it only Autoimmunity? J Clin Case Rep 3:322. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000322
Copyright: © 2013 Al-Thubaiti I, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
 

Abstract

We report a case of a patient who developed neuromyelitis optica one year after discontinuation of her immunosuppressive agent used to treat her ulcerative colitis. We highlight the association between the two diseases that their similarities may not be limited to their autoimmune etiology, but also due to abnormal water channels, or aquaporins, and briefly discuss the possible role of aquaporins in ulcerative colitis pathogenesis

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