Korean J Gastroenterol.  2008 Oct;52(4):251-254.

Coffee Enema Induced Acute Colitis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Daerim Saint Mary Hospital, Seoul, Korea. jikim@catholic.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.
  • 3Department of Hospital Pathology, College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Rectal enema used for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes infrequently causes colitis. In medical practice, enemas are known to incidentally bring about colitis by mechanical, thermal, or direct chemical injuries. Coffee enema is told to ameliorate the constipation in alternative medicine. We hereby report a case of acute colitis resulting from coffee enema, which was presented with severe abdominal pain and hematochezia.

Keyword

Colitis; Enema; Coffee; Colon irrigation
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