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An unusual cause of colonic ulceration

Melissa Chew, , Prithi Bhathal, Tom R Sutherland,
Published: 19 January 2022
 by  BMJ
 in Gut

Abstract: Blood tests showed elevated C reactive protein of 56 mg/L and normal full blood count, electrolytes, liver biochemistry, iron and B12 stores. HLA-B51 and interferon gamma release assay for Mycobacterium tuberculosis were negative. Faecal calprotectin was elevated at 583 µg/g. CT of the abdomen and pelvis revealed bowel wall thickening in the caecum and ascending colon with mesenteric lymphadenopathy (figure 1A). A gastroscopy showed …
Keywords: gut inflammation / autoimmune disease / inflammatory bowel disorders / gastrointesinal endoscopy / colonoscopy

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