[An operative case of ulcerative colitis associated with hyperthyroidism].

@article{Kohyama2009AnOC,
  title={[An operative case of ulcerative colitis associated with hyperthyroidism].},
  author={Atsushi Kohyama and Yuji Funayama and Kouhei Fukushima and Chikashi Shibata and Koh Miura and Ken-ichi Takahashi and Hitoshi Ogawa and Tatsuya Ueno and Iwao Sasaki and Nobuo Hiwatashi},
  journal={Nihon Shokakibyo Gakkai zasshi = The Japanese journal of gastro-enterology},
  year={2009},
  volume={106 6},
  pages={820-5}
}
We encountered a rare operative case of hyperthyroidism followed by ulcerative colitis (UC). A 26-year-old mam was referred to our department to undergo an operation. We suspected the possible complication of adrenal insufficiency, since he suffered from severe weight loss, a high fever and palpitation on admission. We diagnosed hyperthyroidism, however, based on the presence of high serum free T3 and T4 levels and a decreased TSH level. After improving the symptoms and the thyroid function by… CONTINUE READING