March 2007
Gut;Mar2007, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p357
Academic Journal
The article provides information on the diagnosis and medical test result did to a Mediterranean patient suffering from intractable diarrhea and severe malabsorption. The result of colonoscopic examinations on the patient showed multiple ulcerations separated by normal mucosa involving the ileocaecal valve and ascending colon. Histological tests revealed amyloid deposits while intestinal amyloidosis was diagnosed. Based on the results, patient was known to suffer familial Mediterranean fever.


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