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Piera Dones, Maria Di Gangi, Maria Concetta Failla, Selene Genova, Caterina Giannitto, Giovanni Corsello, Nicola Principi, Susanna Esposito
BACKGROUND: Relatively common in adults, intestinal tuberculosis is considered rare in children and adolescents. The protean manifestations of intestinal tuberculosis mean that the diagnosis is often delayed (sometimes even for years), thus leading to increased mortality and unnecessary surgery. The main diagnostic dilemma is to differentiate intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease because a misdiagnosis can have dramatic consequences. CASE PRESENTATION: A 13-year-old Caucasian, Italian female adolescent attended the Emergency Department complaining of abdominal pain, a fever of up to 38 °C, night sweats, diarrhea with blood in stool, and a weight loss of about three kilograms over the previous two months...
2014: BMC Research Notes
Petra Anna Golovics, Péter László Lakatos, Gyula Dávid, Tünde Pandur, Zsuzsanna Erdélyi, Agnes Horváth, Gábor Mester, Mihály Balogh, István Szipocs, Csaba Molnár, Erzsébet Komáromi, Barbara Dorottya Lovász, Miklós Szathmári, Lajos S Kiss, László Lakatos
UNLABELLED: Medical therapy for Crohn's disease has changed significantly over the past 20 years with the increasing use of immunosuppressants. In contrast, surgery rates are still high and evidence about the the changes in the outcome of Crohn's disease over the past decades is scarce. AIMS: The objective of this study was to analyze the evolution of the surgical rates and medical therapy in the population-based Veszprém county database. METHODS: Data of 506 Crohn's disease patients were analyzed (age at diagnosis: 31...
April 8, 2012: Orvosi Hetilap
Radoje Colović, Nikica Grubor, Marjan Micev, Stojan Latincić, Slavko Matić, Natasa Colović
INTRODUCTION: Actinomycosis of the caecum is a rare, but most frequently an abdominally localized disease. It often simulates inflammatory malignancy, rarely a periappendicular abscess or Chron's disease and is only exceptionally the cause of intestinal obstruction or bleeding. CASE OUTLINE: The authors present a 35-year-old woman with an intrauterine device which remained inserted for over three years, causing the development of pain, fever, vaginal secretion and bleeding that continued even after the device was removed...
May 2009: Srpski Arhiv za Celokupno Lekarstvo
I Vantini, L Benini, F Bonfante, G Talamini, C Sembenini, G Chiarioni, O Maragnolli, F Benini, F Capra
BACKGROUND: Intestinal failure impairs nutritional status and survival expectance. Though intestinal adaptation and enteral independence may be achieved, artificial nutrition is needed in about half of the patients. AIMS: This study is aimed at assessing the causes of death, survival rate, enteral independence in time, and factors affecting the clinical outcome in a group of patients with intestinal insufficiency. PATIENTS: Sixty-eight patients with intestinal insufficiency, due to major intestinal resection in 60 cases (short bowel syndrome) (remnant intestine length 101-150 cm in 31 cases, 50-100 cm in 23 cases, <50 cm in 6 cases), and due to chronic idiopathic pseudo-obstruction in 8 cases, were enrolled and followed-up for (median) 36 months (25th and 75th percentile in 12 and 60 months, respectively)...
January 2004: Digestive and Liver Disease
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