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An unsuspected cause of chronic colitis
  1. J Richter1,
  2. T Heintges2,
  3. D Thomassen3,
  4. E Tannich4,
  5. D Häussinger4
  1. 1Clinics for Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Infectious Diseases, University Clinics Düsseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany
  2. 2Liebfrauenstr 10, D-47798 Krefeld, Germany
  3. 3Bernhard-Nocht-Institute for Tropical Diseases, Hamburg, Germany
  4. 4Clinics for Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Infectious Diseases, University Clinics Düsseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr J Richter
    Tropenmedizinische Ambulanz, Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Infektiologie, Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Moorenstraße 5, 40225 Düsseldorf, Germany; Joachim.Richter{at}med.uni-duesseldorf.de

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A 38 year old man presented to our clinic with a four year history of histologically confirmed Crohn’s colitis refractory to treatment and oligoarticular pain and swelling, especially of the knees, interpreted as Crohn’s arthritis. …

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