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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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First barium swallow at the age of 8 showed dilated esophagus with distal narrowing.
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Figure 0003: First barium swallow at the age of 8 showed dilated esophagus with distal narrowing.

Mentions: At the age of eight, a barium swallow test was performed for evaluation of dysphagia. It showed dilated esophagus with distal narrowing that was typical for achalasia (Figure 3). Following his diagnosis of achalsia underwent esophago-cardiomyotomy surgery. He was symptom free for about two years, but later dysphagia started again and he experienced some episodes of pneumonia.


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)

First barium swallow at the age of 8 showed dilated esophagus with distal narrowing.
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Figure 0003: First barium swallow at the age of 8 showed dilated esophagus with distal narrowing.
Mentions: At the age of eight, a barium swallow test was performed for evaluation of dysphagia. It showed dilated esophagus with distal narrowing that was typical for achalasia (Figure 3). Following his diagnosis of achalsia underwent esophago-cardiomyotomy surgery. He was symptom free for about two years, but later dysphagia started again and he experienced some episodes of pneumonia.

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