MOSHE B. GOLDGRABER, M.D.; JOSEPH B. KIRSNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Nonspecific ulcerative colitis is an acute and chronic disease of the colon, of obscure etiology and pathogenesis.1 The diagnosis is established on the basis of clinical symptoms, typical proctoscopic and roentgenologic features, and the absence of specific pathogenic bacteria or parasites in the feces. Despite the almost characteristic features, the disease may be simulated clinically by disorders of the colon of more "specific" genesis. The study of these special problems is of unique interest, because clarification of their particular pathogenesis may shed light on the development of the "idiopathic" variety of ulcerative colitis. Four examples of "specific" diseases simulating ulcerative
GOLDGRABER MB, KIRSNER JB. "SPECIFIC" DISEASES SIMULATING "NONSPECIFIC" ULCERATIVE COLITIS (LYMPHOPATHIA VENEREUM, ACUTE VASCULITIS, SCLERODERMA AND SECONDARY AMYLOIDOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:939–955. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-5-939
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(5):939-955.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Rheumatology, Scleroderma.
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