ULCERATIVE COLITIS IN YOUNG CHILDREN, A CASE REPORT

Abstract

Ulcerative Colitis is one type of the inflammatory bowel diseases that affect the rectum and the colon. The usual age of presentation is at adolescence and adulthood. It is rarely seen during infancy and in young children. Our case, Mohammed, was presented at the age of 18 months with persistent bloody diarrhea that did not respond to the usual antibiotic and anti-parasitic drugs. All the investigations that were done during the period of the illness (more than 9 months) were non conclusive. Then colonoscopy were done which revealed the picture of ulcerative colitis. The patient then was put on oral steroid and salazopyrine with dramatic improvement in the general condition and disappearance of bloody diarrhea. Now the patient is on salazopyrine orally with steroid only in exacerbations.