Tuberculous colitis mimicking Crohn's disease: utility of computed tomography in the differentiation

  title={Tuberculous colitis mimicking Crohn's disease: utility of computed tomography in the differentiation},
  author={Mourad Boudiaf and Semia H. Zidi and Philippe Soyer and Anne Lavergne-Slove and M. Kardache and O. Logeay and Roland Rymer},
  journal={European Radiology},
The case of a 50-year-old woman with pathologically proven tuberculous colitis is reported. Clinical course, single-contrast barium enema, and colonoscopy suggested Crohn's disease. Computed tomography allowed the correct diagnosis of tuberculous colitis as it showed asymmetric thickening of the colonic wall and enlarged necrotic lymph nodes. This case suggests that the diagnosis of tuberculous colitis may be difficult and raises the differential diagnosis with Crohn's disease. Our observation… CONTINUE READING

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