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Refractory Crohn's disease of the vulva treated with infliximab: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18080056     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic relapsing and remitting inflammatory disorder of the gastrointestinal tract. The common presentation includes abdominal pain, abdominal cramping and diarrhea. Many patients may exhibit systemic symptoms of fever and weight loss. Approximately 20% to 40% of patients will experience extraintestinal manifestations that involve the eyes, skin and joints. Women may experience a variety of gynecological manifestations, including vulvovaginal involvement, which is often not recognized and also difficult to treat. A case of refractory vulvovaginal CD is presented and the literature of gynecological manifestations of CD and its treatment are reviewed.
S Makhija; M Trotter; E Wagner; S Coderre; R Panaccione
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of gastroenterology = Journal canadien de gastroenterologie     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0835-7900     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. J. Gastroenterol.     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-12-14     Completed Date:  2008-03-06     Revised Date:  2014-01-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807867     Medline TA:  Can J Gastroenterol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  835-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Oral
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage*
Antibodies, Monoclonal / administration & dosage*
Crohn Disease / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
Vulvar Diseases / diagnosis,  drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents; 0/Antibodies, Monoclonal; 0/infliximab

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