Severe malnutrition causing superior mesenteric artery syndrome in an adolescent with Triple A syndrome

Christy Foster, Abha Choudhary

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Abstract

Triple A syndrome, formerly known as Allgrove syndrome (AS), is characterized by achalasia, alacrima and adrenal insufficiency. Here we report an adolescent male with adrenal insufficiency who developed severe malnutrition secondary to a delayed diagnosis of achalasia. The severe malnutrition in our patient led to superior mesenteric artery (SMA) obstruction syndrome. Severe malnutrition to the point of SMA syndrome has not been previously described in the literature in Triple A syndrome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1221-1224
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
Volume29
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2016

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Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome
Malnutrition
Adrenal Insufficiency
Esophageal Achalasia
Delayed Diagnosis
Achalasia Addisonianism Alacrimia syndrome

Keywords

  • adrenal insufficiency
  • malnutrition
  • Triple A syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology

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Severe malnutrition causing superior mesenteric artery syndrome in an adolescent with Triple A syndrome. / Foster, Christy; Choudhary, Abha.

In: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, Vol. 29, No. 10, 01.10.2016, p. 1221-1224.

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