Thymoma-associated autoimmune enteropathy: A report of two cases

Daniel D. Mais, Brian P. Mulhall, Kimberly R. Adolphson, Kazunori Yamamoto

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Abstract

Autoimmune enteropathy is an increasingly recognized cause of severe protracted diarrhea, usually affecting infants and children predisposed to autoimmune phenomena. Although this may be a common cause of diarrheal illness, it is scarcely recognized in the American literature. In association with thymoma, a case of so-called graft-vs-host-like colitis and 2 cases of chronic diarrhea associated with thymoma were reported, but, to our knowledge, no cases of autoimmune enteropathy have been reported as such. We describe 2 adults with autoimmune enteropathy found in association with a thymoma.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)810-815
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican journal of clinical pathology
Volume112
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Apoptosis
  • Autoantibodies
  • Autoimmune enteropathy
  • Autoimmunity
  • Diarrheal disease
  • Thymoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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