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Case Reports in Gastrointestinal Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 464139, 4 pages
Case Report

An Esophagogastroduodenal Crohn’s-Like Disease in a Long-Standing Pan-Ulcerative Colitis Patient

1Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
2Department of Pathology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

Received 8 July 2014; Accepted 29 August 2014; Published 10 September 2014

Academic Editor: Sachiyo Nomura

Copyright © 2014 Christopher Moore et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprises the principal subtypes Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC), with a fraction remaining as IBD unclassified (IBDU). Given the complexity of IBD manifestations in a patient over time and our increasing understanding of IBD biology, a modification in subtype diagnosis can also occur. Herein is a case of a 27-year-old female with well-controlled and long-standing pan-UC, who developed Crohn’s-like esophagogastroduodenitis. The difficulty in classifying IBD into a single traditional subtype, and the debated presentation of a coexistent IBD will be discussed.