Intestinal spirochetosis due to Brachyspira pilosicoli: Endoscopic and radiographic features

Junji Umeno, Takayuki Matsumoto, Shotaro Nakamura, Sohei Yoshino, Minako Hirahashi, Takashi Yao, Mitsuo Iida

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Abstract

We report a 31-year-old patient with intestinal spirochetosis. Colonoscopy revealed edematous mucosa with multiple erythematous spots in the proximal colon. Barium enema examination demonstrated marked edema with luminal narrowing and thumb-printing predominantly in the ascending colon. Numerous spirochetes were detected by histological examinations of biopsy specimens. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification of the bacterial 16S ribosomal RNA showed the organisms to be Brachyspira pilosicoli.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-256
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of gastroenterology
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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