Active idiopathic ulcerative colitis in a patient with ongoing HIV-related immunodepression.

@article{Bernstein1991ActiveIU,
  title={Active idiopathic ulcerative colitis in a patient with ongoing HIV-related immunodepression.},
  author={Charles N Bernstein and William J. Snape},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1991},
  volume={86 7},
  pages={907-9}
}
It is suspected that immune mechanisms are important in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis. The following is a case report of a patient with human immunodeficiency virus-related immunodeficiency whose ulcerative colitis ran a course independent of the depression of his peripheral CD4 cells. Thus, peripheral CD4 cells may have little role in the pathogenesis of ulcerative colitis.