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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

Mottled skin; neuropathic pain; syncope . . . test yourself on these and other subjects.

Intermittent blurred vision and palpitations in a young woman often improve after juice. She does not have DM. One day, she arrives at the ED after a seizure. Head CT is negative. What’s next?

Diet and medication can be used to manage symptoms of insulinoma. Once the lesion is well localized, resection is curative.

Atypical nevus

Asymptomatic lesion on back; impaired fertility in overweight or obese men; herpes zoster complications . . . Can you answer the 5 questions in this quiz?

HSV esophagitis

A 28-year-old man reports pain on swallowing of a week's duration. He is otherwise in good health. Upper endoscopy and tissue biopsy reveal the cause. What do you see?

The most frequently encountered cause of infection of the esophagus is Candida. Among viral causes HSV is the most common, followed by CMV.

A new tender lesion in a man with T2 diabetes; hypertension and gout; TMJ osteochondroma . . . your answers to questions on these and other maladies?

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