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Minerva Gastroenterologica e Dietologica 2006 December;52(4):441-3

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Crohn’s disease and Takayasu’s arteritis: is this association difficult to find out?

De Simone M. 1, Cioffi U. 1, Quatrini M. 2, Lemos A. 3, Ciulla M. 4, Botti F. 1, Carrara A. 1, Marconato R. 1, Contessini Avesani E. 1

1 Department of Surgery Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena University of Milan, Milan, Italy
2 Department of Gastroenterology Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena University of Milan, Milan, Italy
3 Department of Radiology Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena University of Milan, Milan, Italy
4 Department of Internal Medicine Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico Mangiagalli e Regina Elena University of Milan, Milan, Italy


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Takayasu’s arteritis is rarely reported associated with Crohn’s disease in the English world literature. A case of Takayasu’s arteritis type V in a young female affected by Crohn’s disease is presented and the pathophysiology mechanism, and the clinical and diagnostic aspects are underlined. Surgical strategy is discussed.

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