We report the case of a 79 years old male with Parkinson's disease (PD), hospitalized for diarrhea. After exclusion of other causes of diarrhea, diagnosis of ulcerative colitis (UC) was made by colonic biopsy. This diagnostic finding is interesting for two main reasons. First, epidemiologically, it confirms that the incidence of UC in geriatric age is not as uncommon as previously suspected. Second, the association between UC and PD has been already described and some authors proposed as possible links the common negative relation with smoking and similar pre-morbid personalities. Newer evidences suggest that inflammation could be the hypothetical"common soil" shared by PD and UC.
|Translated title of the contribution||Association between Parkinson's disease and ulcerative colitis: A case report|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Giornale di Gerontologia|
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2011|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geriatrics and Gerontology