Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy associated with ulcerative colitis: a reported case in literature


  • Maria Sheila Guimarães Rocha Faculdade de Medicina do ABC. Departamento de Saúde da Coletividade. Disciplina de Metodologia Científica.
  • Claude Vital Neurology Department, Santa Marcelina Hospital, São Paulo, Brazil
  • Alain Lagueny Neurology Department 3, EA 2966 Neurobiology of Myelin Disorders 3, Neuropathology Department4, Victor Segalen University, Bordeaux, France
  • Luiz Carlos De Abreu Neurology Department , EA 2966 Neurobiology of Myelin Disorders , Neuropathology Department4, Victor Segalen University, Bordeaux, France
  • Alzira Alves de Siqueira Carvalho Neurology Department, ABC Medical School, Santo André, Brazil2 and Study design Laboratory and Scientific Writing, Department of Community Health , ABC Medical School. Brazil.



Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Nerve biopsy, Ulcerative colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, case report, Public Healt



Background: Peripheral neuropathy is known to be related to inflammatory bowel disease and it is one of the most frequently reported neurologic complications. Various studies have found peripheral nervous system complications, rather than central nervous system involvement, to be predominant. In the literature, there are a few cases of inflammatory polyneuropathy developed in the course of ulcerative colitis : 5 cases of Guillain-Barré syndrome, one case of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, 10 cases of neuropathy and one case of perineuritis. Case presentation: We describe a case of chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy associated with ulcerative colitis. Conclusion: Peripheral neuropathy is not a common manifestation of IBD, highlighting the need for careful exclusion of other causes of neuropathy when both conditions are encountered in clinical practice.





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