Meloxicam-induced enteropathy of the small bowel

Are, Chaitanya; Turagam, Mohit; Aucar, John A.; Greenberg, Eugene
March 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, p577
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of 52 year old-woman who was referred to the gastroenterology clinic to evaluate her abdominal pain and bowel habits. The medical history of the patient included diet-controlled diabetes mellitus, endometriosis, and osteoarthritis. The patient was diagnosed with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents (NSAID)-induced enteropathy and her treatment of meloxicam was stopped. It says that most patients taking NSAIDs can have an asymptomatic enteropathy of small bowel.


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