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A 29-year-old woman with ulcerative colitis underwent total colectomy with ileal-pouch-anal canal anastomosis in 1999. After the surgery, she developed refractory pouchitis. We administered metronidazole, mesalamine and ciprofloxacin; however, her clinical symptoms improved only very slightly. We initiated treatment with infliximab in June 2011 and discontinued the antibiotics. Thereafter, the patient's abdominal symptoms quickly improved. We discontinued the infliximab therapy in June 2012,doi:10.2169/internalmedicine.53.2793 pmid:25400178 fatcat:h6zos3ta45ba7ed7i2z7n3sb44