THEODORE M. BAYLESS, M.D.
To the editor: At least 20 cases of multiple small-intestinal ulcers and malabsorption have been reported in the literature. Some of these were diagnosed as "non-granulomatous ulcerative ileojejunitis" (1-3). Others were well-documented celiac disease, and the intestinal ulcerations seem to occur as a sequel to or in association with celiac disease.
With few exceptions, the recurrent ulcerations have resulted in death after perforation or obstruction. Because these patients have very difficult therapeutic problems and present diagnostic enigmas, it is important to keep a registry of information on these patients.
I should be pleased to receive a discharge summary, or autopsy
BAYLESS TM. Registry Request: Intestinal Ulcers, Malabsorption, Celiac Disease, Ulcerative Ileojejunitis. Ann Intern Med. ;78:154. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-1-154_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(1):154.
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