Is Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis the trigger in the Crohn's disease spectrum?
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
PublisherOxford University Press
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AbstractWe present and discuss a 30-month investigation of a patientthat presented with abdominal pain, postprandial diarrhea,bloating, and night sweats and was treated for Crohn's diseasewithout significant improvement. The patient underwent an ileocecetomywith removal of an atonic segment with resolutionof functional gastrointestinal symptoms, but profound nightsweats continued postoperatively. The patient was presumptivelytreated for a mixed mycobacterial infection, blood cultureslater grew Mycobacterium avium paratuberculosis (MAP),and she improved over time. We discuss MAP and its possiblerelationship to Crohn's disease. Copyright The Author 2017.
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