EFFECT OF PREGNANCY ON THE DISEASE ACTIVITY IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS

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Aftab Ahmad Siddiqui
Amjad Mahboob
Moin Ansari
Intekhab Alam
Babar Bashir
Saeed Ahmad

Abstract

Objective:

 

To study the effects of pregnancy on the disease activity in ulcerative colitis.

Methodology:

 

This experimental study was conducted at department of Medicine at Sultan Qaboos

University Hospital Oman from July 2002 to December 2004. A total 60 diagnosed cases of ulcerative

colitis proven on colonoscopy and biopsy and fairly well controlled disease at the time of enrollment were

included in the study. Those who conceived and delivered during the study period were inducted as

experimental group (total 30 patients), and those who did not conceive during the study period were

 

inducted as control group (total 30 patients).

Result:

 

Out of total 60 patients, 30 patients who were included in the study group, 24 remained well with

mild exacerbation requiring only increased dose of mesalamine, four patients had moderate disease

exacerbation requiring oral steroids along with mesalamine. Two patients had severe exacerbation that was

controlled on parental steroids. Among control group, 25 had mild exacerbation, 4 had moderate

exacerbation and 1 had severe exacerbation during the study period. The eventual out come was good in

 

all patients.

Conclusion:

 

It is thus concluded that a planned pregnancy when the disease is well controlled minimizes

the risk of complications in patients of ulcerative colitis and also has got favorable outcome of pregnancy.

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Siddiqui AA, Mahboob A, Ansari M, Alam I, Bashir B, Ahmad S. EFFECT OF PREGNANCY ON THE DISEASE ACTIVITY IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Dec. 5 [cited 2022 Aug. 15];25(4). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/1139
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