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Case reports

A rare case of hematemesis following gastro-duodenal strongyloides infection

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We report the case of a 30-year old Black African man with a two-year history of nausea, abdominal discomfort and pruritus due to infection with Strongyloides stercoralis, which was successfully treated, but then complicated by the development of a bleeding pseudo-tumor in the duodenum. A review of the literature was performed. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2014, 77, 383-385). [Product Details...]

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura complicated with major gastro-intestinal hemorrhage

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We report a case of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura in a 83-year old patient. The patient presented with a purpuric rash and arthralgia. During admission, he developed hematochezia and acute kidney injury. Because of protracted gastro-intestinal bleeding after initiating therapy with methylprednisolone and ileocaecal resection, azathioprine was started. Gastro-intestinal bleeding resolved, and renal function normalized. We present the clinical and pathological findings of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura, focusing on gastro-intestinal manifestations. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2014, 77, 379-382). [Product Details...]

Resolving bile reflux by lanreotide in patients with Roux-en-Y gastrojejunostomy

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Reflux into the esophagus after partial or total gastrectomy is a well known problem. Even a Roux-en-Y reconstruction is not always a definitive solution. Bile reflux might occur and cause disabling symptoms, unresponsive to the classic anti-acid or antireflux therapy. Endoscopy and a Tc-99m-BrIDA hepatobiliary (HIDA) scan can be used to make the diagnosis. Clinical studies have shown that lanreotide (somatuline), which strongly inhibits many gastro-intestinal hormones, reduces the bile salts outputs. We present a case of a patient with bile reflux after Roux-en-Y. After administration of lanreotide he had a good clinical improvement and mucosal healing on endoscopy. Lanreotide can be a good treatment option for bile reflux when classic treatment fails, but clinical trials with more patients will have to confirm this. (Acta gastroenterol. belg., 2014, 77, 377-378). [Product Details...]

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