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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 475-477

Colonic tuberculosis masquerading as crohn's disease


Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab, India

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Harveen Kaur
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Government Medical College, Amritsar, Punjab
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ijmy.ijmy_175_21

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Intestinal tuberculosis (TB) is a diagnostic challenge and can closely mimic Crohn's disease (CD) and colon cancer. These disease entities very closely resemble each other in symptomatology, imaging, appearance, and pathology. We present a case of colonic TB where the initial diagnostic workup was suggestive of CD. However, the detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in biopsy specimens confirmed the diagnosis.


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