Educational Case: Idiopathic Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Acad Pathol. 2020 Jul 20;7:2374289520937433. doi: 10.1177/2374289520937433. eCollection Jan-Dec 2020.


The following fictional case is intended as a learning tool within the Pathology Competencies for Medical Education (PCME), a set of national standards for teaching pathology. These are divided into three basic competencies: Disease Mechanisms and Processes, Organ System Pathology, and Diagnostic Medicine and Therapeutic Pathology. For additional information, and a full list of learning objectives for all three competencies, see 1.

Keywords: Crohn’s disease; gastrointestinal tract; idiopathic inflammatory bowel disease; immune-related disorders of the bowel; organ system pathology; pathology competencies; ulcerative colitis.