Differential Diagnosis of Crohn’s Disease Versus Ileal Tuberculosis

  • Ajit SoodEmail author
  • Vandana Midha
  • Arshdeep Singh
Small Intestine (J Sellin, Section Editor)
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Both intestinal tuberculosis and Crohn’s disease are chronic granulomatous inflammatory diseases of the bowel having overlap of clinical, endoscopic, radiological, and histological features. Differentiating between the two disorders is relevant not only in Asian countries but also in the West. In spite of diagnostic criteria for both diseases being available, still the dilemma of segregating the two diseases remains. Nearly one third of the patients with Crohn’s disease may receive anti-tuberculosis treatment also. Diagnosis should be based on the combination of all disease-specific and corroborative evidences.


Intestinal tuberculosis Crohn’s disease Differentiation Tuberculosis 


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Ajit Sood, Vandana Midha, and Arshdeep Singh declare no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyDMC&HLudhianaIndia
  2. 2.Department of MedicineDMC&HLudhianaIndia

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