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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 159-163

Cryptogenic multifocal ulcerous stenosing enteritis

Institute of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Transplantation, SRM Institutes for Medical Science, MGM Health Care, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Doraiswami Babu Vinish
SRM Institutes for Medical Science, No. 1 Jawaharlal Nehru Salai, Vadapalani, Chennai - 600 026, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ghep.ghep_35_20

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Crytpogenic multifocal ulcerous setnosing enteritis is an unusual cause of gastrointestinal bleed. The objective of this report is to highlight small bowel ulcerations as a cause of anemia and the role of wireless capsule endoscopy in the diagnosis of CMUSE. We present here two young women who had been evaluated for anemia with normal gastroscopy, colonoscopy and contrast CT's and requiring multiple blood transfusions over the years. Both patients had wireless capsule endoscopy which showed multiple ulcerations with stenosis in the small intestine, resulting in capsule retention in the small intestine which was retrieved. Both patients improved with steroids and azathioprine. To summarize CMUSE could be cause of obscure GI bleed, when CMUSE is a consideration as the cause of GI bleed wireless capsule endoscopy should be used in caution.

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