FRANK M. MOSES, M.D.; THOMAS G. BREWER, M.D.; DAVID A. PEURA, M.D.
Gastrointestinal bleeding has been seen in long-distance runners (1), but the source of this bleeding, when not of gastric or anorectal origin, remains obscure. Intestinal ischemia has been postulated as a cause of intestinal bleeding (2, 3). We report an endoscopically documented case of proximal hemorrhagic colitis associated with running.
A 42-year-old white man conditioned to run 5 miles daily was admitted for evaluation of abrupt abdominal pain and rectal bleeding after an 8-mile run. Aspirin, 1300 mg, had been taken 1 day before admission. Bilateral lower abdominal cramping pain occurred after he had run 5 miles. He continued running
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MOSES FM, BREWER TG, PEURA DA. Running-Associated Proximal Hemorrhagic Colitis. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:385-386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-3-385
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;108(3):385-386.
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