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CASE REPORT
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 135-137

A rare primary presentation of crohn's disease: Enterocutaneous fistula with abdominal abscess


1 Department of Urology, Dubai Hospital, Dubai, UAE
2 Department of General Surgery, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Kuwait Hospital, Sharjah, UAE
3 Department of Surgery, Tawam Hospital in Affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine, Dubai, UAE

Correspondence Address:
Yazan Ghazi Al Shaikh
Department of Urology, Dubai Hospital, 222 Al Khaleej Road – Deira, Dubai
UAE
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_99_20

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Crohn's disease (CD) is defined as a chronic gastrointestinal tract inflammatory disease which most commonly affects the distal ileum. It might present with a wide range of unspecific symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain and anorectal pathologies. In this article, we report the case of a 57-year-old man who presented solely with an abdominal abscess associated with low-grade fever. Radiological studies revealed an enterocutaneous fistula and severely inflamed small bowel loops, which were all managed surgically. The patient was stable post-operatively, and final laboratory results confirmed the diagnosis of CD and he was treated accordingly.


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