Intest Res.  2015 Jan;13(1):6-10. 10.5217/ir.2015.13.1.6.

Seminar Report From the 2014 Taiwan Society of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (TSIBD) Spring Forum (May 24th, 2014): Crohn's Disease Versus Intestinal Tuberculosis Infection

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taiwan. jmwong@ntu.edu.tw
  • 3Department of Internal Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan.
  • 4Department of Radiology, Far-Eastern Memorial Hospital, New Taipei, Taiwan.
  • 5Department of Pathology and Forensic Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

Abstract

Since Taiwan is an endemic area for tuberculosis (TB), differential diagnosis between the intestinal TB and Crohn's disease is an important issue. The steering committee of Taiwan Society of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (TSIBD) has arranged a seminar accordingly on May 24th, 2014 and the different point of views by gastroenterologist, radiologist, pathologist and infectious disease specialist were suggested to help the proper diagnosis and management of these two diseases.

Keyword

Crohn disease; Tuberculosis, intestine

MeSH Terms

Communicable Diseases
Crohn Disease*
Diagnosis
Diagnosis, Differential
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases*
Specialization
Taiwan*
Tuberculosis*
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