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Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2008 May-Jun;41(3):293-5.

Acquired non-Chagas megacolon associated with the use of psychiatric medication: case report and differential diagnosis with Chagas megacolon.

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Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, MG, Brazil. sheila.adad@gmail.com

Abstract

A case of acquired megacolon in a 62-year-old man with acute abdomen due to sigmoid volvulus is reported. The case was associated with the use of psychiatric medications. The aim in this report was to emphasize the differential diagnosis with Chagas megacolon. Anatomopathological examination did not show any evidence of denervation, ganglionitis and/or myositis, and the serological test for Chagas disease was negative.

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