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Trop Parasitol. 2018 Jul-Dec;8(2):98-100. doi: 10.4103/tp.TP_40_18. Epub 2018 Dec 27.

Amebic colonic stricture: An unusual presentation.

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1
Department of Surgical Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
2
Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.
3
Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

Abstract

Entamoeba histolytica infection can lead to colitis, peri-colic abscess, ameboma, perforation and rarely colonic stricture. Amebic colitis is usually managed with medical management and rarely needs surgical management. We hereby report a case of colonic amebiasis, presenting as a stricture in transverse colon, mimicking malignancy, and managed successfully.

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Amebiasis; Entamoeba histolytica; colonic stricture; transverse colon

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