Project Title

Plesimonas Shigelloides Induced Crohn’s Disease Flare-A Rare Entity

Authors' Affiliations

Pradnya Brijmohan Bhattad, MD (1); MohD Ibrahim, MD (2); Omer Sheikh, MD (3); Debalina Das, MD, MPH (4) 1, 2, 3- Resident, Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, TN 3- Assistant Professor, Associate Residency Program Director, Department of Internal Medicine, East Tennessee State University, TN Corresponding author: Pradnya Brijmohan Bhattad, MD. Johnson City, TN, 37604. Email ID: pradnyabhattad20@gmail.com

Faculty Sponsor’s Department

Internal Medicine

Type

Oral Competitive

Classification of First Author

Medical Resident or Clinical Fellow

Project's Category

Digestive System, Other Medical, Bacterial Infections, Inflammation

Abstract Text

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that may involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract with a variety of extraintestinal features. A flare of Crohn’s disease may present as partial small bowel obstruction or peritonitis. Dehydration, infectious agents, and cigarette smoking are some of the factors linked to a relapse of Crohn’s disease. Plesimonas Shigelloides, a bacterium that belongs to the enterobacteriaceae group may rarely lead to a flare of Crohn’s disease. We describe the case of a 31-year-old male with Crohn’s disease who developed a flare triggered by Plesimonas Shigelloides infection presenting as partial small bowel obstruction with ileal narrowing, and regional lymphadenopathy that responded to immunosuppressants.

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Plesimonas Shigelloides Induced Crohn’s Disease Flare-A Rare Entity

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that may involve any part of the gastrointestinal tract with a variety of extraintestinal features. A flare of Crohn’s disease may present as partial small bowel obstruction or peritonitis. Dehydration, infectious agents, and cigarette smoking are some of the factors linked to a relapse of Crohn’s disease. Plesimonas Shigelloides, a bacterium that belongs to the enterobacteriaceae group may rarely lead to a flare of Crohn’s disease. We describe the case of a 31-year-old male with Crohn’s disease who developed a flare triggered by Plesimonas Shigelloides infection presenting as partial small bowel obstruction with ileal narrowing, and regional lymphadenopathy that responded to immunosuppressants.

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