Causes of Small Bowel Ulceration
The diagnosis of IBD ...

Causes of Small Bowel Ulceration
The diagnosis of IBD can’t be made or excluded by biopsies alone - this requires clinical and endoscopic correlation.  
Causes of ulceration depends on the site - here’s a list of causes in the small bowel.
 • Infection: Salmonella, Parasites, Histoplasma, HIV, Cryptococcus, CMV, C. diff.
 • Enteritis: Crohn's, Coeliac, Radiation, Immune (Eosinophilic, CVID, Hyper IgD, Mastocytosis)
 • Vascular: Ischaemia, Vasculitis, Behcet's / SLE, Aortoenteric fistula
 • Neoplasia: NET, GIST, Lymphoma, Metastases, Zollinger-Ellison, Adenocarcinoma
 • Drugs: NSAIDs, Aspirin, Checkpoint inhibitors, Arsenic
 • Others: Amyloidosis, Mechanical, Endometriosis, Idiopathic (CMUSE)

By Keith Siau @drkeithsiau

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