Important Pathology In The Differential Diagnosis of Crohn's Disease: Tuberculosis Ileocolitis
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CitationErgün, U., Uçdu, G., Ürk, A., Ak, M., Çağlar, E. (2019). Important Pathology In The Differential Diagnosis of Crohn's Disease: Tuberculosis Ileocolitis. Troia Medical Journal, 1(3), 105-107.
Tuberculosis is an infectious disease that is the one of the common causes of morbidity and mortality in developing countries. It has two forms as primary and secondary. The secondary form is quite rare and should be considered in differential diagnosis of some other diseases. Especially, intestinal tuberculosis can be difficult to distinguish from Crohn’s Disease which is an inflammatory bowel disease. Intestinal tuberculosis is a disease that can affect gastrointestinal system and histopathologically characterized by caseating granulomas. Clinical suspicion has a primary importance in diagnosis. Early diagnosis is crucial for better prognosis and lower rates of relapses. We present a case emphasizing that intestinal tuberculosis should be considered in differential diagnosis of other causes of ileocolitis.
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