Abdominal tuberculosis mimicking Crohn's disease: A difficult diagnosis - Report of a case

A. Petroianni, L. Mugnaini, G. Laurendi, S. Giosuè, V. Schininà, C. Bibbolino, A. Bisetti

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Abdominal involvement by tuberculosis as first site of disease is comparatively rare in industrialized countries. The emergence of new groups of patients at risk arouse a particular and due interest. This report describes a case of abdominal tuberculosis with a first diagnosis of Crohn's disease in an immigrant girl from Peru. The diagnosis can be difficult because extrapulmonary tuberculosis is often paucibacillary and the disease may mimic a variety of gastrointestinal disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-158
Number of pages4
JournalPanminerva Medica
Volume44
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002

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Crohn Disease
Tuberculosis
Peru
Developed Countries

Keywords

  • Chron disease, diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis, gastrointestinal, diagnosis
  • Tuberculosis, gastrointestinal, therapy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Petroianni, A., Mugnaini, L., Laurendi, G., Giosuè, S., Schininà, V., Bibbolino, C., & Bisetti, A. (2002). Abdominal tuberculosis mimicking Crohn's disease: A difficult diagnosis - Report of a case. Panminerva Medica, 44(2), 155-158.

Abdominal tuberculosis mimicking Crohn's disease : A difficult diagnosis - Report of a case. / Petroianni, A.; Mugnaini, L.; Laurendi, G.; Giosuè, S.; Schininà, V.; Bibbolino, C.; Bisetti, A.

In: Panminerva Medica, Vol. 44, No. 2, 06.2002, p. 155-158.

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Petroianni, A, Mugnaini, L, Laurendi, G, Giosuè, S, Schininà, V, Bibbolino, C & Bisetti, A 2002, 'Abdominal tuberculosis mimicking Crohn's disease: A difficult diagnosis - Report of a case', Panminerva Medica, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 155-158.
Petroianni A, Mugnaini L, Laurendi G, Giosuè S, Schininà V, Bibbolino C et al. Abdominal tuberculosis mimicking Crohn's disease: A difficult diagnosis - Report of a case. Panminerva Medica. 2002 Jun;44(2):155-158.
Petroianni, A. ; Mugnaini, L. ; Laurendi, G. ; Giosuè, S. ; Schininà, V. ; Bibbolino, C. ; Bisetti, A. / Abdominal tuberculosis mimicking Crohn's disease : A difficult diagnosis - Report of a case. In: Panminerva Medica. 2002 ; Vol. 44, No. 2. pp. 155-158.
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