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Crohn’s disease presenting with acute pancreatitis

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Crohn’s disease is often accompanied by extraintestinal inflammation. Acute pancreatitis can be a rare manifestation of Crohn’s disease. The present report describes a patient who developed two episodes of pancreatitis before the diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. Clinical and laboratory evaluation excluded other causes of pancreatitis, confirming a direct association of the pancreatitis with Crohn’s disease. This case report supports the hypothesis that acute pancreatitis may precede the clinical manifestations and diagnosis of the underlying inflammatory bowel disease. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2014, 77, 357-358). [Product Details...]

Let’s not forget herpes simplex virus in case of fulminant hepatic failure

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Fulminant herpes simplex virus (HSV) hepatitis is a rare condition, which is usually identified only after orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) or at autopsy. The most commonly affected individuals are immunosuppressed patients, although HSV hepatitis can occur in immunocompetent patients as well. A high degree of suspicion combined with early diagnostic modalities may improve survival. We present a case report of fulminant herpetic hepatitis, requiring OLT. In addition, a review of the literature was performed. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2014, 77, 359-361). [Product Details...]

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