A Case of Colonic Tuberculosis Mimicking Crohn's Disease (1 from 12)

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This 26 year-old female, who underwent hysterectomy two
years ago, with bilateral-salpingo-ooforectomy due to
a cervical carcinoma. The patient presented with severe
abdominal pain with right predominance since 10 months
previously, and weight loss her blood test for Aids, was
positive.

In addition the patient has been with several episodes of
fever with anorexia.
Aditional clinic finding of this patient, presented with
Oropharynge-Esophagic Candidiasis.

Here, we report a case of isolated colonic tuberculosis
where the initial diagnostic workup was suggestive of
Crohn's disease. Computed tomography findings however,
raised the possibility of colonic tuberculosis and the
detection of acid-fast bacilli in biopsy specimens confirmed
the diagnosis. this case highlights the need for awareness
of intestinal tuberculosis in the differential diagnosis of
chronic intestinal disease.

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Physician (Internal medicine - Gastroentrology)

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