The TB - Crohn's affair - A never ending dilemma

Praveen Singam, Razman Jarmin

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Abstract

An 80 year old lady presented with signs and symptoms of sub-acute intestinal obstruction which failed conservative management. CT scan abdomen revealed circumferential ileum thickening with proximal bowel dilatation. Laparotomy and segmental resection was done. Pathological findings were suggestive of chronic granulomatous ileits with differential of Crohn's disease and gastrointestinal tuberculosis. The patient was presumed to have gastrointestinal tuberculosis and commenced on anti tuberculosis treatment despite inconclusive evidence for confirmation and showed marked clinical improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-260
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume63
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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Gastrointestinal Tuberculosis
Intestinal Obstruction
Ileum
Crohn Disease
Abdomen
Laparotomy
Signs and Symptoms
Dilatation
Tuberculosis
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Abdominal tuberculosis
  • Intestinal tuberculosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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The TB - Crohn's affair - A never ending dilemma. / Singam, Praveen; Jarmin, Razman.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 63, No. 3, 08.2008, p. 259-260.

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Singam, Praveen ; Jarmin, Razman. / The TB - Crohn's affair - A never ending dilemma. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2008 ; Vol. 63, No. 3. pp. 259-260.
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