Case 20-1992: A 24-Year-Old Man with Asthma and Bouts of Epigastric Pain, Nausea, and Vomiting

S. J. Spechler, F. M. Graeme-Cook

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Abstract

Presentation of Case A 24-year-old man was admitted to the hospital because of nausea and epigastric pain that were unrelieved after a posterior gastropexy for a hiatal hernia. There was a history of adrenocorticosteroid-dependent asthma since childhood, which was controlled with difficulty; anaphylaxis occurred on one occasion after the ingestion of nuts. The total eosinophil count in recent years ranged between 17 and 528 per cubic millimeter. The α1-antitrypsin was normal. Except for intermittent exacerbations of asthma the patient was well until six years before admission, when he began to experience substernal pain with nausea and vomiting; the…

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1342-1349
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume326
Issue number20
DOIs
StatePublished - May 14 1992

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