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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

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?

Think you know everything about peptic ulcer disease? Find out here, with concepts, cases, and sample questions based on the author's recent attendance at the Internal Medicine Board Review at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

For carcinoid tumors of the GI tract, the rate of metastasis is related to size. Small tumors may be resected endoscopically but lesions 1 cm or larger require surgical resection.

Many caveats govern the management of hepatitis B during pregnancy. Do you know which antiviral drugs are classified as pregnancy category B?

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