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

[Coffee enema induced acute colitis].

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Department of Internal Medicine, Daerim Saint Mary Hospital, Seoul, Korea.


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.

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