An unusual cause of rectal bleeding in a young woman

Hokama, A.; Kinjo, F.; Makishi, T.; Tomiyama, R.; Kishimoto, K.; Hirata, T.; Kinjo, N.; Saito, A.; Takagi, K.; Arakaki, T.
July 2005
Gut;Jul2005, Vol. 54 Issue 7, p943
Academic Journal
The article presents quiz on an unusual cause of rectal bleeding in a young woman. A 24 year old woman presented with bloody rectal discharge of three months' duration. She had a medical history of herpes progenitalis and candida vaginitis. On examination, there was no tenderness in the abdomen. The question asks the diagnosis of the disease.


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