Infectious causes of diarrhea in the differential diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease.

  • R. G. Farmer
  • Published 1990 in The Medical clinics of North America


The infectious causes of enteritis and colitis are numerous. However, the actual clinical differential diagnosis with either ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease is usually not a significant problem, except, of course, in two circumstances: (1) acute onset of diarrhea with or without rectal bleeding, and (2) patients who have AIDS, are immunocompromised… (More)


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