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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

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.

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]