Paper Information

Journal:   GOVARESH JOURNAL   SPRING 2014 , Volume 19 , Number 1; Page(s) 63 To 65.
 
Paper: 

ABDOMINAL PAIN CRISIS IN A YOUNG PATIENT WITH B12 DEFICIENCY: A CASE REPORT

 
 
Author(s):  NOZARI NEDA*, POURSHAMS AKRAM, DIVSALAR PARISA
 
* DIGESTIVE DISEASE RESEARCH CENTER, SHARIATI HOSPITAL, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Vitamin B12 deficiency is an unusual disease in younger individuals. This case report has demonstrated how a patient with vitamin B12 deficiency can present with unusual symptoms. Two episodes of severe abdominal pain were identified in a 35-year-old man in the emergency ward. During both episodes surgical consultations were requested. A gastroduodenoscopy revealed macroscopic atrophic gastritis and pathology reports showed mucosal atrophy in the gastric corpus with evidence of intestinal metaplasia. Laboratory data showed a low level of vitamin B12 in the patient’s serum. In rare cases، vitamin B12 deficiency can present with severe abdominal pain associated with abdominal rigidity

 
Keyword(s): VITAMIN B12 DEFICIENCY; ATROPHIC GASTRITIS; ABDOMINAL PAIN
 
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