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Intractable abdominal pain in a healthy young man
  1. Ya-Chi Li,
  2. Shi-Jye Chu,
  3. Tsung-Yun Hou
  1. Division of Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Tsung-Yun Hou, Division of Rheumatology/Immunology/Allergy, Department of Internal Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, 325, Sec. 2, Cheng-Gong Rd., Neihu, Taipei 114, Taiwan; agapali{at}mail.ndmctsgh.edu.tw

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A 23-year-old previously healthy man was admitted to our hospital due to intractable abdominal pain with haematemesis for 1 week. He also presented with fever and painful symmetric polyarthritis involving his wrists and ankles. Laboratory evaluation was unremarkable. CT of his abdomen disclosed remarkable segmental dilatation and wall thickening of the small intestine (figure …

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