OBJECT: To identify the extra intestinal manifestations of Ulcerative Colitis in Omani population.
STUDY DESIGN: Observational study.
PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Oman from January,
2002 to January, 2006.
PATIENTS AND METHODS: Inclusion Criteria: All patients seen in Gastroenterology out patientís
clinic with bleeding per rectum and diagnosis of ulcerative colitis by colonoscopy and
subsequent confirmation by biopsy.
Exclusion Criteria: All patients with other systemic illness.
RESULTS: Total 100 Patients were included in the study, among them 61 were males. Extra intestinal
manifestations were observed in 6 males and 5 females. Among 6 male patients 2 had
more than one complication while 4 had only one complication. Among 5 female patients 2 had
more than one, while 3 had only one complication.
CONCLUSION: It is thus concluded that incidences and severity of extra intestinal manifestation
is much less in the Omani population as compared to the Western population.
Ulcerative Colitis, Colonoscopy, Extra intestinal manifestations.