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Scand J Infect Dis. 2014 Mar;46(3):235-9. doi: 10.3109/00365548.2013.871646. Epub 2014 Jan 23.

Misdiagnosed amoebic colitis leading to severe dysentery and necrotizing colitis--report of a case and review of the literature.

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From the Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital Skejby , Denmark.

Abstract

We present a case of amoebic colitis, misdiagnosed as inflammatory bowel disease and treated with corticosteroids, leading to severe necrotizing enterocolitis. We review the literature on the epidemiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of amoebic dysentery, with special emphasis on the association between immunosuppressive treatment and the development of severe invasive amoebiasis.

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24450838
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10.3109/00365548.2013.871646
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