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Korean Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 2005;31(6): 427-431.
커피관장 유발성 대장염 1예
최진우·조윤주·김성철·명석진·이한효·송문희·김성환·박영숙·주종은*·박성원
을지의과대학교 내과학교실, *병리학교실, 방사선과학교실
A Case of Coffee Enema-Induced Colitis
Jin Woo Choi, M.D., Yun Ju Jo, M.D., Sung Cheol Kim, M.D., Seok Jin Myung, M.D., Han Hyo Lee, M.D., Moon Hee Song, M.D., Seong Hwan Kim, M.D., Young Sook Park, M.D., Jong Eun Joo, M.D.* and Sung Won Park, M.D.
Departments of Internal Medicine, *Pathology and Radiology, Eulji University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Abstract
A coffee enema which has been suggested as a part of a cancer treatment, has been misused as a treatment for obesity and constipation among the general population. Its proponents claim that caffeine is absorbed in the colon, which leads to vasodilatation in the liver and stimulation of the hepatocellular function to detoxify the products of the tumor cell metabolism. However, the clinical efficacy of the anti-cancer effect of coffee enemas has not been demonstrated. Many side effects of coffee enemas have been reported. These include severe electrolyte imbalance, polymicrobial enteric septicemia, and even death. We experienced a patient who presented with abdominal pain and a bloody stool after receiving a coffee enema to relieve constipation. We report this case of coffee enema-induced colitis with a review of the relevant. (Korean J Gastrointest Endosc 2005;31:427⁣431)
Key Words: Enema, Colitis, Coffee
주요어: 관장, 대장염, 커피
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