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World J Clin Cases. Jun 16, 2015; 3(6): 479-483
Published online Jun 16, 2015. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v3.i6.479
Crohn’s disease with gastroduodenal involvement: Diagnostic approach
Sachin B Ingle, Baban D Adgaonkar, Nawab P Jamadar, Saleha Siddiqui, Chitra R Hinge
Sachin B Ingle, Saleha Siddiqui, Department of Pathology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra 4132512, India
Baban D Adgaonkar, Chitra R Hinge, Department of Physiology, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra 4132512, India
Nawab P Jamadar, Department of Anesthesia, MIMSR Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra 4132512, India
Author contributions: Ingle SB, Adgaonkar BD, Siddiqui S and Hinge CR prepared the manuscript; Ingle SB and Jamadar NP critically revised the intellectual content and gave final approval of manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest: None is to be declared.
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Correspondence to: Sachin B Ingle, Professor, Department of Pathology, MIMSR Medical College, Ambajogai Road, Vishwanathpuram, Latur, Maharashtra 413531, India. dr.sachiningle@gmail.com
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Received: November 21, 2014
Peer-review started: November 22, 2014
First decision: December 12, 2014
Revised: April 14, 2015
Accepted: April 27, 2015
Article in press: April 29, 2015
Published online: June 16, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: The stomach is rarely the sole or predominant site of Crohn’s disease (CD) accounting for less than 0.07% of all gastrointestinal CD. Serological testing and meticulous histopathological examination by excluding other causes of granulomatous gastritis can play a vital role to arrive at the correct diagnosis.