Inflammatory bowel disease-like colitis in a young Turkish child with glycogen storage disease type 1b and elevated platelet count

Saltik-Temizel İ. N. , Kocak N., Ozen H. , Yuce A., Gurakan F., Demir H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.47, sa.2, ss.180-182, 2005 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 47 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2005
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.180-182


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)-like colitis is a known entity in glycogen storage disease (GSD) type 1b patients. The mean age of the reported cases with IBD-like colitis was 12 +/- 5 years, and all had absolute neutrophil count (ANC) less than 1,000 cells/mu l. We report a three-year-old girl with GSD type 1b that was dignosed by mutation analysis. The patient was hospitalized with fever, diarrhea, and perioral and anal ulcers. Colonoscopy was performed and IBD-like colitis was diagnosed. The patient had elevated platelet count beyond the age of three months, but IBD-like colitis was diagnosed at three years of age. An elevated platelet count may be a warning sign for the IBD-like colitis in young patients with GSD type 1b.