Diagnostic problems in a 17-year-old boy with recurrent abdominal pain, fever and weight loss

D. Schuler, E. Hosszu, T. Marton

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Abstract

In a 17 year old boy presenting with abdominal pain, fever and failure to thrive the clinical diagnosis was Crohn's disease. He died from postoperative complications after hemicolectomy. The autopsy revealed ganglioneuromatosis of the intestines, a disorder which occurs in multiple endocrine neoplasia type IIb. Better awareness of this syndrome could result in an earlier diagnosis which could help therapy and improve the prognosis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalChildren's Hospital Quarterly
Volume4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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