A 21-year-old Indonesian male presented with a 6-month history of abdominal pain. The pain was described as a diffuse cramping that was worse with movement and after meals. He reported early satiety, and the pain was improved at rest. Associated with the pain, he reported a seventy pound weight loss, chills, decreased energy, and fatigue over the same time period. He denied nausea, vomiting, fevers, cough, dyspnea, or chest pain.
The patient emigrated from Indonesia to the United States in 2007 and has since had no travel or foreign visitors. He denied incarceration or military duty for both himself and close relatives. There was no prior purified protein derivative (PPD) placement or Bacille Calmette Guerin (BCG) vaccination.
Kaye, MD, Leah Duke and Littlejohn, MD, Jayne
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