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Title: Diseases of the intestine mimicking Crohn's disease.
Title Abreviation: J Clin Gastroenterol Date of Pub: 1992 Jul
Author: Lavy A; Militianu D; Eidelman S;
Issue/Part/Supplement: 1 Volume Issue: 15 Pagination: 17-23
MESH Headings: Actinomycosis (*DI); Adult; Aged; Antirheumatic Agents, Gold (AE); Arthritis, Rheumatoid (DT); Breast Neoplasms (*PA); Case Report; Colitis (CI/*DI); Colonic Neoplasms (*DI/SC); Crohn Disease (*DI); Diagnosis, Differential; Diagnostic Errors; Female; Human; Ileitis (CI/*DI); Male; Middle Age; Tuberculosis, Gastrointestinal (*DI); -RN-;
Journal Title Code: IBG Publication Type: JOURNAL ARTICLE
Date of Entry: 920914NEntry Month: 9211
Country: UNITED STATES Index Priority: 2
Language: Eng Unique Identifier: 92364224
Unique Identifier: 92364224 ISSN: 0192-0790
Abstract: We describe five patients who were initially thought to have Crohn's disease and were treated accordingly. The original diagnosis was based upon clinical presentation, roentgenograms, and histological examination, but subsequent follow-up showed that diagnosis to be in error. The following diagnoses were established instead: tuberculosis, Actinomyces Israeli infection, reaction to gold therapy, metastatic cancer, and linitis plastica. We stress the importance of considering conditions that can mimic Crohn's disease.
Abstract By: Author
Address: Division of Gastroenterology, Rambam Medical Center, Haifa, Israel.