Ischemic colitis in a young woman following colonoscopy
To the Editor,
We report a rare case of ischemic colitis which occurred following a colonoscopy without any precipitant risk factors except for the colonoscopy itself.
A 26-year-old woman who had chronic diarrhea was admitted to our outpatient clinic. She was taking no medication and there was no specific finding in her past medical history. Her whole blood count, biochemistry, stool examination, abdominal ultrasonography were normal. A total colonoscopy was performed and revealed normal endoscopic findings. Multiple biopsies were taken from the terminal ileum and different segments of colon for the etiology of diarrhea. Approximately 10 h later, she was admitted to our emergency department with the complaints of mild lower abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. She had fever (38.9 °C) and leuokocytosis (14.800/mm3). Her abdominal x-ray was normal.