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ASSUMPCAO, Izaura Ramos; RODRIGUES, Maraci  and  BARBIERI, Dorina. Treatment of ulcerative colitis in child with enemas containing butyrate: case report. Arq. Gastroenterol. [online]. 1999, vol.36, n.4, pp.238-243. ISSN 1678-4219.

Objective - To report a promising therapy to ulcerative colitis in children. Methods - We report a case of ulcerative colitis in 4 years old female, who had this diagnosis since she was 1 year old. The treatment of RCUI had an insatisfatory response to conventional therapys (retal and oral corticosteroids and immunosupressive agent). Results - She showed improvement, using enemas containing butyrate, in clinical, endoscopic and histological parameters. Conclusions - Although the role of butyrate in the treatment of ulcerative colitis still remains to be determined, we find effective response in this case. Despite evidences that butyrate may be benefical and safety in treating refractory distal ulcerative colitis, results of controlled trials, specially in children will be necessary to prove the efficacy of this therapy.

Keywords : Colitis [ulcerative]; Butyrates; Child.

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