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Koch's or Crohn's?

Authors
  • Kapoor, V K
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of clinical practice
Publication Date
Jun 01, 1997
Volume
51
Issue
4
Pages
246–247
Identifiers
PMID: 9287268
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Abdominal tuberculosis is not uncommon in the UK, especially in Asian immigrants. It resembles Crohn's disease clinically and radiologically, and it may be difficult to differentiate between them, even at laparotomy or histology. The distinction is important, however, for proper management of the two conditions. Every effort must be made to exclude abdominal tuberculosis before the patient is diagnosed as having Crohn's disease and is treated with steroids.

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