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A 12 year old boy with recurrent episodes of pneumonia: triple A syndrome.

Parhizkar B, Maghsoodi N, Forootan M, Entezari AH - Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench (2012)

Bottom Line: Triple A syndrome (Allgrove syndrome) is a rare inherited autosomal recessive disease with a typical triad including adrenocorticotrophic-hormone-resistant glucocorticoid insufficiency, reduced or absent tearing (alacrima) and achalasia and a wide range of symptoms can be detected due to multi organ involvement.This report describes the case of a Triple Asyndrome, a12 year-old boy with a history of recurrent episodes of pneumonia and growth retardation due to failure to timely diagnosis of his problem.

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Affiliation: Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

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Triple A syndrome (Allgrove syndrome) is a rare inherited autosomal recessive disease with a typical triad including adrenocorticotrophic-hormone-resistant glucocorticoid insufficiency, reduced or absent tearing (alacrima) and achalasia and a wide range of symptoms can be detected due to multi organ involvement. This report describes the case of a Triple Asyndrome, a12 year-old boy with a history of recurrent episodes of pneumonia and growth retardation due to failure to timely diagnosis of his problem.

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Mentions: The patient is a 12-year-old boy admitted at internal medicine wards of our hospital for evaluation of recurrent episodes of pneumonia. He had a history of several admissions at other hospitals and recurrent episodes of aspiration pneumonia were documented for him (Figures 1 and 2). His parents were cousins and he has one healthy sibling. He was born by natural vaginal delivery after a full-term pregnancy and his birth weight was 2750 g. He was not able to produce tears since his infancy. Since he was 4-year-old, he had a history of halitosis and vomiting contained retained food materials. It was noticed that he had difficulty swallowing. He subsequently developed recurrent episodes of pneumonia episodes started and he had some evidence of growth retardation.


A 12 year old boy with recurrent episodes of pneumonia: triple A syndrome.

Parhizkar B, Maghsoodi N, Forootan M, Entezari AH - Gastroenterol Hepatol Bed Bench (2012)

Chest CT scan showed bilateral infiltration with air bronchogram
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Figure 0002: Chest CT scan showed bilateral infiltration with air bronchogram
Mentions: The patient is a 12-year-old boy admitted at internal medicine wards of our hospital for evaluation of recurrent episodes of pneumonia. He had a history of several admissions at other hospitals and recurrent episodes of aspiration pneumonia were documented for him (Figures 1 and 2). His parents were cousins and he has one healthy sibling. He was born by natural vaginal delivery after a full-term pregnancy and his birth weight was 2750 g. He was not able to produce tears since his infancy. Since he was 4-year-old, he had a history of halitosis and vomiting contained retained food materials. It was noticed that he had difficulty swallowing. He subsequently developed recurrent episodes of pneumonia episodes started and he had some evidence of growth retardation.

Bottom Line: Triple A syndrome (Allgrove syndrome) is a rare inherited autosomal recessive disease with a typical triad including adrenocorticotrophic-hormone-resistant glucocorticoid insufficiency, reduced or absent tearing (alacrima) and achalasia and a wide range of symptoms can be detected due to multi organ involvement.This report describes the case of a Triple Asyndrome, a12 year-old boy with a history of recurrent episodes of pneumonia and growth retardation due to failure to timely diagnosis of his problem.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Research Institute for Gastroenterology and Liver Diseases, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

ABSTRACT
Triple A syndrome (Allgrove syndrome) is a rare inherited autosomal recessive disease with a typical triad including adrenocorticotrophic-hormone-resistant glucocorticoid insufficiency, reduced or absent tearing (alacrima) and achalasia and a wide range of symptoms can be detected due to multi organ involvement. This report describes the case of a Triple Asyndrome, a12 year-old boy with a history of recurrent episodes of pneumonia and growth retardation due to failure to timely diagnosis of his problem.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus