Lady with ulcerative colitis and sacroiliitis improved after leukocytapheresis (LCAP). Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi. 2010 Apr;107(4):605-11.
A case of sacroiliitis complicated with ulcerative colitis which was treated with leukocytapheresis.
Norimura D, Mizuta Y, Isomoto H, Yamaguchi N, Ohnita K, Shikuwa S, Takeshima F, Nakao K.
- ulcerative colitis
- fever and pain in right buttock
- clinical and MRI evidence of sacroiliitis
- leukocytapheresis resolved her problem
- Leukocyte (White Blood Cell) – Derived Cytokinines (inflammatory chemicals) are thought key to flares of Ulcerative Colitis – Main articles seem to come from Japan – as discussed here
Comment – OK, doesn’t look like this is available here so what is the point? One of the thing that is most depressing is the thought that nothing will ever change. What is ignored in that, is rescue factors – there is something coming down the pipeline that no one has ever even considered that someday might make a difference.. There is hope..