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Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical

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ADAD, Sheila Jorge et al. Acquired non-Chagas megacolon associated with the use of psychiatric medication: case report and differential diagnosis with Chagas megacolon. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2008, vol.41, n.3, pp.293-295. ISSN 0037-8682.

A case of acquired megacolon in a 62-year-old man with acute abdomen due to sigmoid volvulus is reported. The case was associated with the use of psychiatric medications. The aim in this report was to emphasize the differential diagnosis with Chagas megacolon. Anatomopathological examination did not show any evidence of denervation, ganglionitis and/or myositis, and the serological test for Chagas disease was negative.

Keywords : Acquired megacolon; Psychiatric medications; Chagas disease.

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