CHRONIC CAECAL AMEBIASIS MIMICKING FEATURES SUGGESTIVE OF ABDOMINAL TUBERCULOSIS AND CROHN’S DISEASE: A CASE REPORT

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Mohammad Humayun
Aliena Badshah
Imran Khan
Iqbal Haider
Shahzad Ahmad

Abstract

A 35 year old man presented with fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea andrecurrent oral ulceration for 2 years. Based on examination and investigations,initial diagnosis of abdominal tuberculosis (TB) was made, butthere was no response to anti-tuberculosis treatment (ATT) which leadsto search for other close differentials. Biopsy of right hemicolectomyspecimen raised strong suspicion of chronic caecal amebiasis. Patientwas started on amoebicidal medication for 3 weeks. He stayed symptomfree on follow up after 3 weeks with healing of the perianal abscess andmarked improvement in oral ulcers.

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Humayun, M., A. Badshah, I. Khan, I. Haider, and S. Ahmad. “CHRONIC CAECAL AMEBIASIS MIMICKING FEATURES SUGGESTIVE OF ABDOMINAL TUBERCULOSIS AND CROHN’S DISEASE: A CASE REPORT”. KHYBER MEDICAL UNIVERSITY JOURNAL, Vol. 5, no. 2, June 2013, pp. 103-5, https://www.kmuj.kmu.edu.pk/article/view/11015.
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Case Report
Author Biographies

Mohammad Humayun

Incharge, medical unit D

KTH

Aliena Badshah, Khyber Medical University

Training Medical Officer (TMO),

Medical D Ward,

Khyber Teaching Hospital,

Peshawar.

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