Desiccant recovered, Crohn's disease discovered

Mark Li Cheng Wu*, Wayne C. DeVos, Steven L. Flamm

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Foreign bodies occasionally lodge in strictures due to Crohn's disease. Most eases involve patients known to have Crohn's disease. However, some patients deny or cannot recall ingestion of foreign bodies. Gastrointestinal obstruction caused by a foreign body is a rare presentation of Crohn's disease. We report the first case of Crohn's disease presenting as gastrointestinal obstruction resulting from accidental ingestion of a pharmaceutical desiccant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2595-2597
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hepatology


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