Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology / 1995 / Article

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Volume 9 |Article ID 574142 |

Geoffrey W Gardiner, Arthur Zalev, Ralph Warren, "Ileocolonic Schistosomiasis Resembling Crohn’s Disease", Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 9, Article ID 574142, 4 pages, 1995.

Ileocolonic Schistosomiasis Resembling Crohn’s Disease

Received01 Feb 1995
Accepted22 Mar 1995


A case of ileocolonic schistosomiasis mimicking Crohn’s disease of the ileum is presented. Surgical resection of ileum was performed in a 40-year-old man because of intestinal obstruction with fistulas, which were diagnosed surgically and histologically as Crohn’s disease. It was only with tissue review six months later that the diagnosis of ileal schistosomiasis was made. The difficulties in diagnosis and recognition of this disease are discussed.

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