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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27-30

Role of traditional system of medicine to reduce the partial mayo score in ulcerative colitis – A case report

1 Assistant Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, School of Ayurveda, Amrita University, Amritapuri, Kollam, Kerala, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Government Ayurveda College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Dr. Devipriya Soman
Amritakipa, F-4/59, C H Housing Colony, Chevarambalam (PO), Calicut - 673 017, Kerala
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/AYUHOM.AYUHOM_17_21

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Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease affecting the colon. Even with various conventional therapeutic interventions, cure rate of this disease is very less. Ayurvedic interventions have been very useful in reducing the symptomatology of this disease. This is a case report of UC, managed following Ayurvedic principles, which focused on the reduction of symptoms and also improve the quality of life of the patient. The patient presented with an increased frequency of stools mixed with blood, mucous, and pus and occasionally pus mixed mucous discharge per rectum for the past 8 months. Colonoscopy reported segmental colitis and histopathology study of colonic mucosa was compatible with the active phase of UC. Based on symptomatology and pathogenesis, the patient was diagnosed with suffering from Pittadhika Sannipata Atisara on Ayurvedic grounds. Pitta Vatasamana, Grahi, Raktha sthambhana, and Vranaropana were the principles of treatment employed. The assessment was done using the Partial Mayo score before and after 45 days of management. The Partial Mayo score reduced from eight to one after 45 days of intervention. The outcome was promising with good subjective relief and patient satisfaction.

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