Coexisting Crohn's Disease and Takayasu's Arteritis in Two Patients Treated with Anti-TNF-α Therapies

@inproceedings{Ratuapli2010CoexistingCD,
  title={Coexisting Crohn's Disease and Takayasu's Arteritis in Two Patients Treated with Anti-TNF-α Therapies},
  author={Shiva K. Ratuapli and Mehrdad Mazlumzadeh and Suryankanth R Gurudu and Samuel R. Money and Russell I. Heigh},
  booktitle={Case reports in gastroenterology},
  year={2010}
}
Crohn's disease (CD) and Takayasu's arteritis (TA) are inflammatory granulomatous autoimmune disorders. Simultaneous occurrence of CD and TA in the same individual is rare. We report two cases treated with biologic agents. Case 1: A 16-year-old male presented with abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting. CT angiogram showed thickening of the terminal ileum, wall thickening and narrowing of multiple large and medium arteries including aorta and left common carotid. Colonoscopy with biopsy of the… CONTINUE READING

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