Peripheral neuropathy as first sign of ulcerative colitis in a child.

@article{Greco2004PeripheralNA,
  title={Peripheral neuropathy as first sign of ulcerative colitis in a child.},
  author={Filippo Greco and Piero Pavone and Raffaele Falsaperla and Giovanni Sorge},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 2},
  pages={115-7}
}
A 6-year-old girl developed an axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathy a few days before intestinal symptoms with bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. Colon biopsy established the diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. Vitamin and acid folic levels were normal. Peripheral neuropathy is an unusual event in ulcerative colitis in childhood, and an autoimmune pathogenesis is suspected.