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Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency

Sarar Mohamed, Mohamed Ezz-Eiregal, Abeer Salem, Iman Talat, Sadasivam Muthurajan, Ashraf Fouda.

Abstract
Triple a syndrome (Allgrove syndrome) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the clinical triad of adrenal insufficiency, achalasia of the cardia and alacrima.
Methods and results: We report on a nine years old Saudi boy who presented with recurrent convulsions associated with hypoglycemia. Three years later, the patient developed difficulty swallowing and failure to thrive. Laboratory and radiology work up revealed achalasia and adrenal insufficiency. The clinical features were consistent with All grove syndrome.
Conclusions: High index of suspicion, early recognition and management of Allgrove syndrome can prevent life threatening complications, such as, adrenal crisis.

Key words: Achalasia, Adrenal insufficiency, Alacrima, Allgrove syndrome, triple A syndrome


 
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Mohamed S, Ezz-Eiregal M, Salem A, Talat I, Muthurajan S, Fouda A. Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency.


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Mohamed S, Ezz-Eiregal M, Salem A, Talat I, Muthurajan S, Fouda A. Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency. http://www.sudanjp.com/?mno=105966 [Access: November 29, 2021].


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Mohamed S, Ezz-Eiregal M, Salem A, Talat I, Muthurajan S, Fouda A. Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency.



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Mohamed S, Ezz-Eiregal M, Salem A, Talat I, Muthurajan S, Fouda A. Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency.



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Mohamed, S., Ezz-Eiregal, . M., Salem, . A., Talat, . I., Muthurajan, . S. & Fouda, . A. (2009) Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency.



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Mohamed, Sarar, Mohamed Ezz-Eiregal, Abeer Salem, Iman Talat, Sadasivam Muthurajan, and Ashraf Fouda. 2009. Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency.



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Mohamed, Sarar, Mohamed Ezz-Eiregal, Abeer Salem, Iman Talat, Sadasivam Muthurajan, and Ashraf Fouda. "Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency."



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Mohamed, Sarar, Mohamed Ezz-Eiregal, Abeer Salem, Iman Talat, Sadasivam Muthurajan, and Ashraf Fouda. "Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency."



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Mohamed, S., Ezz-Eiregal, . M., Salem, . A., Talat, . I., Muthurajan, . S. & Fouda, . A. (2009) Achalasia in Children: Keep Your Eye Open for Adrenal Insufficiency.





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