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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Abstract

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

Keywords

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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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