Intestinal spirochetosis

Truptesh H. Kothari, Rosa Mateo, Dipti B. Kothari, Bernard Karnath, Gregory W. Rouan

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Intestinal spirochetosis is a rare disease and difficult to diagnose, as its symptoms resemble those seen in many other common diseases. The clinical course typically includes prolonged bouts of watery diarrhea, noted weight loss, and occasional abdominal pain with cramping, which is sometimes also associated with rectal bleeding. Symptoms are relieved with fasting. The diagnosis of intestinal spirochetosis is based primarily on colonoscopy and biopsy. The authors report a 47-year-old man who presented with diarrhea, cramping, and abdominal pain. Investigation via biopsy of the colon and rectosigmoid junction indicated a moderate number of spirochete organisms, revealing a diagnosis of intestinal spirochetosis. Division of Gastroenterology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)240-242
Number of pages3
JournalAdvanced Studies in Medicine
Volume6
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2006

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Abdominal Pain
Diarrhea
Biopsy
Spirochaetales
Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy
Rare Diseases
Weight Loss
Fasting
Colon
Hemorrhage

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Kothari, T. H., Mateo, R., Kothari, D. B., Karnath, B., & Rouan, G. W. (2006). Intestinal spirochetosis. Advanced Studies in Medicine, 6(5), 240-242.

Intestinal spirochetosis. / Kothari, Truptesh H.; Mateo, Rosa; Kothari, Dipti B.; Karnath, Bernard; Rouan, Gregory W.

In: Advanced Studies in Medicine, Vol. 6, No. 5, 05.2006, p. 240-242.

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Kothari, TH, Mateo, R, Kothari, DB, Karnath, B & Rouan, GW 2006, 'Intestinal spirochetosis', Advanced Studies in Medicine, vol. 6, no. 5, pp. 240-242.
Kothari TH, Mateo R, Kothari DB, Karnath B, Rouan GW. Intestinal spirochetosis. Advanced Studies in Medicine. 2006 May;6(5):240-242.
Kothari, Truptesh H. ; Mateo, Rosa ; Kothari, Dipti B. ; Karnath, Bernard ; Rouan, Gregory W. / Intestinal spirochetosis. In: Advanced Studies in Medicine. 2006 ; Vol. 6, No. 5. pp. 240-242.
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