Tissue polymerase chain reaction in diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease.

@article{Amarapurkar2004TissuePC,
  title={Tissue polymerase chain reaction in diagnosis of intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn's disease.},
  author={D N Amarapurkar and Nikhil D Patel and Anjali Deepak Amarapurkar and Subhash Agal and R Baigal and Parijat A Gupte},
  journal={The Journal of the Association of Physicians of India},
  year={2004},
  volume={52},
  pages={863-7}
}
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES 1) To evaluate the utility of PCR in differentiating intestinal tuberculosis from Crohn's disease. 2) To compare histological features of tuberculosis and Crohn's disease. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 60 cases of diagnosed intestinal tuberculosis and 20 Crohn's disease were included in the study. Clinical data, radiological and endoscopic findings and response to treatment were taken into consideration. Endoscopic biopsies from affected areas were subjected to… CONTINUE READING
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