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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Mimics of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

It's easy to mistake other serious gastrointestinal problems for inflammatory bowel disease. Here: clinical pearls that can help you recognize the IBD mimics.
 

Gastrointestinal Disorders

These endoscopic findings help explain worsening dysphagia in a 32-year-old man. Esophageal biopsies prove positive for eosinophilia. How would you proceed?

This gastrovascular disorder is rare yet life-threatening when it occurs. It is caused primarily by any process that leads to increased acuity of the aortomesenteric angle.

Subepithelial lesion in the antrum

The incidental finding was noted during screening endoscopy for Barrett's esophagus. Can you answer these 3 questions on next steps and management of the case.

Stool transplant for C. difficile infection is becoming more popular. But, is the cure rate really 90%?

The patient has had 10 episodes of bleeding in the past 24 hours. Can you find clues to the underlying problem in the history and on the CT scan?

Could repeated episodes of vomiting in this young woman be related to ingestion of a drug?

For the past year, the patient has had episodes of severe nausea, vomiting, headache, and abdominal pain separated by weeks of feeling quite well.

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