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Does a common pathophysiological basis exist in the association of ulcerative colitis and Takayasu's aortitis? Report of a case.
  1. H. Ikenaga,
  2. T. Ogihara,
  3. S. Iyori,
  4. S. Kou,
  5. H. Yoshikawa,
  6. M. M. Okura
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, Hiratsuka City Hospital, Kanagawa, Japan.


    A case of a young Japanese woman with long-standing ulcerative colitis complicated by preinfarction angina due to Takayasu's aortitis is presented. Successful emergency aorto-coronary bypass operation was performed. Whether the association of these two diseases can be explained by a common mechanism is discussed.

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