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An infrequent cause of gastrointestinal bleeding
  1. S Greco1,
  2. G Maconi1,
  3. C Penati1,
  4. A Norsa2,
  5. G Bianchi Porro3
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
  2. 2Department of Radiology, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
  3. 3Department of Gastroenterology, L Sacco University Hospital, Milan, Italy
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr S Greco
    Department of Gastroenterology, “L Sacco” University Hospital, Via GB Grassi, 74, 20157 Milano, Italy; salvatore.greco{at}unimi.it

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A 30 year old male with confirmed Crohn’s disease (CD) receiving prophylactic mesalamine was referred to our unit because of a six month history of recurrent episodes of conspicuous haematochezia. He complained of nausea, occasional vomiting, and colicky abdominal pain after eating. His …

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