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Korean J Gastroenterol. 2005 Jan;45(1):60-63. Korean. Case Report.
Park JK , Lee SH , Kim SG , Kim HY , Lee JH , Shim JH , Kim JS , Jung HC , Song IS .
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. hyunchae@plaza.snu.ac.kr
Department of Internal Medicine, Halla Hospital, Jeju, Korea.
Abstract

The clinical manifestations of intestinal tuberculosis are non-specific. But, abdominal pain, low grade fever, weight loss, anorexia, and diarrhea are major symptoms of intestinal tuberculosis. Massive bleeding has been reported as a rare manifestation of intestinal tuberculosis. Massive hematochezia from intestinal tuberculosis has rarely been reported in the medical literature. Also, most of them were treated with anti-tuberculosis medication only or with surgery. We treated a case of intestinal tuberculosis presenting massive hematochezia with colonoscopic coagulation therapy and anti-tuberculosis medication. Here, we report a Korean man who presented with massive hematochezia from ileal tuberculosis and treated by endoscopic coagulation therapy.

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