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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

No gallstones were found on RUQ ultrasound in this 45-year-old patient, but a polyp was seen. How would you proceed?

This patient's presentation also included a pruritic rash around the nasolabial region and inguinal folds. What type of deficiency would you test for?

Searching for and eradicating the bacteria Helicobacter pylori could reduce the incidence of gastric cancer in otherwise healthy individuals, especially in Asian populations, according to a new study.

Here: a close-up look at one cause of upper GI bleeds, as well as bezoars, stromal tumor, appendicolith, and Kaposi sarcoma.

These symptoms may seem unrelated but are actually classic for a vitamin deficiency. Do you know which one?

Gastrointestinal Upsets

Ischemic colitis; eosinophilic esophagitis; Crohn disease; necrotizing pancreatitis; diverticulosis: close-up looks and helpful tips here.

Crohn disease patients with short gut syndrome may require total parenteral nutrition to replace nutrients no longer absorbed. But the supplementation has its risks. Can you name the source of the symptoms in this case?

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