Prospective Study
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World J Gastroenterol. Mar 28, 2015; 21(12): 3650-3656
Published online Mar 28, 2015. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i12.3650
Differences in clinical features of Crohn's disease and intestinal tuberculosis
Xin Huang, Wang-Di Liao, Chen Yu, Yi Tu, Xiao-Lin Pan, You-Xiang Chen, Nong-Hua Lv, Xuan Zhu
Xin Huang, Wang-Di Liao, Xiao-Lin Pan, You-Xiang Chen, Nong-Hua Lv, Xuan Zhu, Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China
Chen Yu, Department of Radiology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China
Yi Tu, Department of Pathology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China
Author contributions: Huang X and Liao WD equally contributed to this work; all authors performed the research; Huang X and Zhu X analyzed the data and wrote the paper.
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Correspondence to: Xuan Zhu, Professor, Department of Gastroenterology, First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, No. 17 Yong Wai Zhen Street, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China. zx15070877810@163.com
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Received: June 10, 2014
Peer-review started: June 11, 2014
First decision: June 27, 2014
Revised: September 8, 2014
Accepted: January 30, 2015
Article in press: January 30, 2015
Published online: March 28, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Using various traditional diagnostic methods and currently emerging techniques, such as computed tomography enterography, this large-sample, prospective study identified specific indicators for differential diagnoses of Crohn’s disease and intestinal tuberculosis and used these indicators to establish a highly valuable scoring system for differential diagnosis.