A 25-year-old patient presented to surgical OPD. Acute appendicitis was the likely diagnosis. Which other disease can mimic acute appendicitis among the following?
  1. Ulcerative colitis
  2. Acute flare up of Crohn's disease
  3. Acute pancreatitis
  4. Acute cholecystitis
Explanation
Answer- B -Acute flare up of Crohn's disease can mimic acute appendicitis. Crohn's disease is usually a chronic disorder which manifests itself with the inflammation of the gastrointestinal system. Common sites of inflammation are terminal ileum or cecum. However, acute flare up may mimic acute appendicitis.
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