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Crohn's disease and sarcoidosis in siblings: follow-up of a published report with a new case and brief review of the literature
  1. J M T Willoughby
  1. Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire
  1. Correspondence to Dr John Willoughby, 9 Longmeadow Drive, Ickleford, Hertfordshire SG5 3TJ, UK; cleveleys69{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Reported in 1971 were the cases of three brothers, two of whom had developed sarcoidosis and the third Crohn's disease. That now presented concerns one brother who, 50 years after the diagnosis and successful treatment of his sarcoidosis, was found incidentally, at colonoscopy performed to exclude malignancy, to have Crohn's colitis in the absence of any symptoms attributable to this. The report concludes with a brief review of the literature.

  • COLONOSCOPY

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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