In patients with inflammatory bowel disease herpes simplex virus infection has been described as a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially in immunocompromised individuals. Here we present the case of a 35-year old woman with an exacerbation of ulcerative colitis caused by herlpes simplex virus infection (HSV-2). The diagnosis was confirmed histologically following subtotal colectomy. After intravenous treatment with aciclovir for 2 weeks postoperative hematochezia stopped. Herpes simplex virus colitis is a rare but potentially fatal complication of immunosuppressive treatment in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Prompt diagnosis and efficient antiviral therapy are mandatory to improve prognosis.
yes my doc now belives it's herpes in my colon. No one will probably admit to herpes 2, but I want to help other. Honestly, I never had a out break in my vaginal area ever and my girlfriend has the same thing and it all started with a rash on blister on our butt cheek which I was told was shingles. Our cases our not related, but it was interesting to find that we had it in the same spot on our butts and we've always had cold sores since we were little. She's been my friend for the past 10 years. We never told each other about our rash on our butts, which were a cluster of blisters that look exactly like the my colon pictures of my uc after my colonoscopy. It usually appears when I'm under a lot of stress! 3 years I'm been researching and trying to find the cause, this is truly it. Has anyone thought of this?