Fecal polymerase chain reaction for Mycobacterium tuberculosis IS6110 to distinguish Crohn's disease from intestinal tuberculosis.

@article{Ramadass2010FecalPC,
  title={Fecal polymerase chain reaction for Mycobacterium tuberculosis IS6110 to distinguish Crohn's disease from intestinal tuberculosis.},
  author={Balamurugan Ramadass and S. Chittaranjan and Venkataraman Subramanian and Balakrishnan S Ramakrishna},
  journal={Indian journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Indian Society of Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={152-6}
}
BACKGROUND We have previously shown that amplification of Mycobacterium tuberculosis specific DNA (TB PCR) from feces reliably diagnosed intestinal tuberculosis. This study was undertaken to determine how well this test would distinguish intestinal tuberculosis from Crohn's disease in a country endemic for tuberculosis. METHODS Consecutive patients with… CONTINUE READING