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Case 41 

Case 41
Case 41

Alissa J. Walsh

, Otto C. Buchel

, Jane Collier

, and Simon P.L. Travis

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date: 25 October 2020

A 23-year-old female architecture student presented to the emergency department with a 2-week history of bloody diarrhoea and abdominal discomfort, but no pain. She had returned from a field trip with colleagues in India a month previously, but her colleagues had remained well. She reported passing up to 10 loose bowel motions per day with bleeding, and had several episodes of nocturnal diarrhoea. She was a vegetarian and her only medical history was presumed infectious diarrhoea 3 years previously. Her cousin had Crohn’s disease, but there was no illness in immediate family members.

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