USMLE Forums - View Single Post - Intermittant Bloody Diarrhea
View Single Post
  #1  
Old 04-27-2010
Seetal's Avatar
Seetal Seetal is offline
USMLE Forums Master
 
Steps History: Step 1 Only
Posts: 919
Threads: 134
Thanked 1,406 Times in 390 Posts
Reputation: 1429
Send a message via MSN to Seetal
GIT Intermittant Bloody Diarrhea

A 21-year-old man has weight loss and severe intermittent bloody diarrhea. A barium enema and colonoscopy show multiple ulcers and inflammatory changes extending from the rectum to the mid-transverse colon. Biopsy specimens taken from multiple sites show acute and chronic inflammation restricted to the mucosa. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

(A) AIDS-associated gastroenteritis
(B) Amebiasis
(C) Crohn disease
(D) Clostridium difficile-associated colitis
(E) Escherichia coli-associated colitis
(F) Ischemic colitis
(G) Salmonella gastroenteritis
(H) Ulcerative colitis
Reply With Quote
The above post was thanked by:
drgabroomunda (03-01-2011), usmleguy (04-27-2010)