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2023 Feb 25

J Clin Transl Res



Etiological spectrum of isolated ileo-cecal ulcers in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms.


Pateria M B, Tiwari A K, Kumar V, Yadav DP, Shukla S K, Gupta A, Singh G, Dixit V K
J Clin Transl Res. 2023 Feb 25; 9(1):26-32.
PMID: 36687298.


Isolated ileo-cecal region (ICR) ulcers may represent underlying Crohn's disease (CD), intestinal tuberculosis (ITB), bacterial infections (including typhoid), amoebiasis, eosinophilic enteritis, drug-induced sequelae, or neoplasm. Overlapping morphological and microscopic characteristics of many of these diseases make it challenging to unequivocally confirm a diagnosis.