Diagnosis and misdiagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.

  title={Diagnosis and misdiagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Konstantinos Antonios Papadakis and Siamak Tabibzadeh},
  journal={Gastrointestinal endoscopy clinics of North America},
  volume={12 3},
Several diseases can mimic IBD clinically, but careful and repeated evaluations, if necessary, will dramatically decrease the likelihood of misdiagnosis. A careful consideration of patient's clinical, radiographic, endoscopic, and histopathologic features will establish the correct diagnosis in the majority of cases.