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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 151-2  

Necrotising arteritis in amoebic colitis.

RB Deshpande, MA Bharucha, JM Modhe, RA Bhalerao 
 Dept of Pathology, PD Hinduja National Hospital, Mahim, Bombay, Maharashtra.

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R B Deshpande
Dept of Pathology, PD Hinduja National Hospital, Mahim, Bombay, Maharashtra.

Massive intestinal haemorrhage rarely occurs in amoebic colitis. We report a case of caecal amoebic ulcer in a 61 year old diabetic male who presented with massive lower intestinal haemorrhage requiring blood transfusion and emergency surgical intervention. Histologically, trophozoites of Entamoeba histolytica were seen invading the wall of the submucosal arteries, causing necrotising arteritis. Rupture of a necrosed artery probably caused massive haemorrhage.


How to cite this article:
Deshpande R B, Bharucha M A, Modhe J M, Bhalerao R A. Necrotising arteritis in amoebic colitis. J Postgrad Med 1992;38:151-2


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Deshpande R B, Bharucha M A, Modhe J M, Bhalerao R A. Necrotising arteritis in amoebic colitis. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 1992 [cited 2022 May 17 ];38:151-2
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