Acid secretion from a Meckel's diverticulum:the unsuspected mimic of Crohn's disease?

Andreyev, H J, Owen, R A, Thomas, P A, Wright, P L and Forbes, A (1994) Acid secretion from a Meckel's diverticulum:the unsuspected mimic of Crohn's disease? The American Journal of Gastroenterology, 89 (9). pp. 1552-4. ISSN 0002-9270

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Abstract

The commonest causes of ulceration in the terminal ileum are Crohn's disease, infection, and neoplasia. Meckel's diverticulum is said to be found more commonly in patients with Crohn's disease than in the general population. We describe a patient who developed extensive terminal ileal ulceration caused by acid secretion from gastric mucosa within a Meckel's diverticulum, a condition that has not been recognized before. Our patient demonstrated a number of clinical features that would be consistent with Crohn's disease, and we wonder whether the rare condition of "Meckel's ileitis" is occasionally misdiagnosed as Crohn's disease in other patients.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: crohn disease,diagnosis, differential,gastric acid,gastric mucosa,humans,ileitis,male,meckel diverticulum,middle aged
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Gastroenterology and Gut Biology
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Nutrition
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2014 11:36
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2018 09:53
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/49540
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