Hypocalcaemic seizures: sign of intestinal disease lymphangiectasia?
Hypocalcaemic seizures: sign of intestinal disease?
Acta Gastroenterol Belg. 2007 Apr-Jun
Van Biervliet S, Velde SV, Robberecht E, Van Winckel M.
Department of paediatric gastroenterology, Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium. Stephanie.email@example.com
We describe a baby admitted with convulsions, fever, low protein level and coagulation abnormalities where congenital intestinal lymphangiectasia was confirmed by endoscopy and histology. Treatment with a low fat diet, supplemented with medium chain triglycerides (MCT), resulted in a disappearance of the symptoms and normal growth. When confronted with seizure-like attacks, electrolyte disturbances and hypo-albuminemia one should consider the possibility of protein losing enteropathy.
PMID: 17715644 [PubMed - in process]