Which conditions should be included in the differential diagnoses of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when abdominal pain, GI bleeding, and/or intestinal ulceration are predominant symptoms?

Updated: Oct 17, 2017
  • Author: William A Rowe, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

In patients with predominant abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, and/or intestinal ulceration, consider the following conditions in the differential diagnosis:

  • Ischemic colitis

  • Radiation-induced colitis

  • Arteriovenous malformations

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) enteropathy

  • Behcet disease

  • Intestinal tuberculosis

  • Colorectal malignancy


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