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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 473-476

Crohn's disease presenting as a recurrent perianal fistula: A case report

1 Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti, Nigeria
2 Medlndia Hospitals (Institute of Gastroenterology & Endoscopy), 83, Valvular Kottam Road, Chennai, India

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A O Ajayi
Gastroenterology Unit, Department of Medicine, Federal Medical Centre, Ido-Ekiti
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PMID: 21220869

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Crohn's disease (CD) is a multifactorial polygenic disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract (GIT), often complicated by the development of intestinal strictures and/or formation of fistulas. Several diagnostic criteria have been proposed, usually relying on clinical, endoscopic, radiological or histological features. report a case of Crohn's disease of the entire colon with rectal sparing presenting with recurrent perianal fistula that had earlier on been misdiagnosed and treated for other things. The patient was treated successfully with corticosteroids and aminosalicylates and had since remained stable.

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