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Sustained fever and increased thickness of the distal ileum on ultrasound suggested Crohn's disease in an adolescent boy. Bartonella henselae infection was diagnosed by specific serology and the patient recovered. Ileitis could be related to B. henselae infection.
Six children presented during one year with clinical features of infectious mononucleosis, but with laboratory findings of leucocytosis with neutrophilia, increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and hypergammaglobulinaemia. Serology for Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, adenovirus, and Toxoplasma gondii was negative, while anti-Bartonella henselae IgM… (More)
Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are an heterogeneous group of chronic disorders of intestinal inflammation characterised by periods of remission and exacerbation. Crohn's disease (CD) an ulcerative colitis (UC) are the two major clinical subtypes of IBD . CD is caracterised by transmural inflammation in a non contiguos pattern anywhere from the mouth… (More)