Typhlitis

Case contributed by Dr Abdullah Alqudah

Presentation

Severe abdominal pain and marked neutropenia.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
CT

There is diffused enhanced thickening of the cecum and the proximal ascending colon surrounded by regional fatty stranding, free fluid and enhancing lymph nodes. Findings are in keeping with focal colitis in the cecum and proximal ascending colon.

Case Discussion

With reduced neutrophil counts, neutropenic collitis (Typhlitis) was considered as the top of the differentials.

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Case information

rID: 53594
Case created: 25th May 2017
Last edited: 3rd Sep 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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