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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2016 (2016), Article ID 1763041, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1763041
Case Report

Peculiar Presentation of Ulcerative Colitis

1Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Cairo University Hospitals, Cairo 11562, Egypt
2Rochester General Hospital, Rochester, NY 14621, USA

Received 3 November 2015; Accepted 18 February 2016

Academic Editor: Maria Teresa Bardella

Copyright © 2016 Hamdy M. A. Ahmed et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory and recurrent disorder that is characterized by bowel inflammation. Among the extraintestinal manifestations (EIMs) that associate UC are the joints and renal manifestations. Joint affection in the form of arthritis can precede the intestinal manifestations of UC. However, renal affection with amyloidosis does not precede the UC diagnosis. Herein, we report a case of 26-year-old male diagnosed with UC after having peripheral arthritis for long time in addition to spondylitis and kidney amyloidosis.