Richard G. Farmer, M.D., F.A.C.P.; W. A. Hawk, M.D.; R. B. Turnbull Jr., M.D.
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In the past few years it has been recognized that regional (transmural) enteritis can be a protean disease with involvement of virtually the entire gastrointestinal tract. Involvement may be localized to the small intestine, the colon, or involve multiple areas. From September 1965 to September 1970 we encountered 10 patients with Crohn's disease of the duodenum. Eight had known Crohn's disease for 1 to 7 years. For two patients the duodenal involvement was the first clinical evidence of Crohn's disease. Sex distribution was equal; ages ranged from 14 to 55 years. All had evidence of Crohn's disease elsewhere, and in
Farmer RG, Hawk WA, Turnbull RB. Crohn's Disease of the Duodenum (Transmural Duodenitis). Report of 10 Cases with Clinical Manifestations.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:834. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-834_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):834.
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