Aseptic splenic abscess as precursory extraintestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease

Joel Brooks, Gisoo Ghaffari

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Abstract

Splenic abscesses are most often secondary to aerobic bacterial infections due to Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Enterococcus species of organisms. Sterile splenic abscesses rarely occur and diagnosis and treatment of those are challenging. We report a case of a previously healthy young female presenting with aseptic splenic abscesses as the initial manifestation of Crohn's disease along with a review of the literature on aseptic splenic abscess as an extraintestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number684231
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2014
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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