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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 154981, 3 pages
Case Report

Ileitis Secondary to Oral Capecitabine Treatment?

1Department of Colorectal Surgery, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport NP20 2UB, UK
2Department of Clinical Oncology, Velindre Hospital, Cardiff CF14 2TL, UK
3Department of Radiology, Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport NP20 2UB, UK

Received 26 June 2012; Revised 23 October 2012; Accepted 6 November 2012

Academic Editor: Gottfried J. Locker

Copyright © 2012 Rami Radwan 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.


The efficacy of capecitabine as adjuvant therapy in colon cancer is well demonstrated and its lower toxicity rates when compared with 5-FU make it an increasingly more favourable option for patients. This case highlights the awareness of a potentially severe side effect related to the use of capecitabine, yet through the early identification of symptoms patients can be managed conservatively.