Case 41

Alissa J. Walsh, Otto C. Buchel, Jane Collier and Simon P.L. Travis

in Oxford Case Histories in Gastroenterology and Hepatology

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Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199557899
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753329 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Case Histories

Case 41

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A 23-year-old female architecture student presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of bloody diarrhoea and abdominal discomfort, but no pain. She had returned from a field trip with colleagues in India a month previously, but her colleagues had remained well. She reported passing up to 10 loose bowel motions per day with bleeding, and had several episodes of nocturnal diarrhoea. She was a vegetarian and her only medical history was presumed infectious diarrhoea 3 years previously. Her cousin had Crohn’s disease, but there was no illness in immediate family members.

Chapter.  1239 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gastroenterology

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