Postprandial abdominal pain, megaloblastic anaemia, and severe weight loss in an 80 year old man

Spiller, Robin; Dignass, A. U.; Pascu, M. E.; Roznowski, A. B.; Wiedenmann, B.
March 2005
Gut;Mar2005, Vol. 54 Issue 3, p418
Academic Journal
The article presents a question related to the diagnosis of postprandial abdominal pain, megaloblastic anaemia, and severe weight loss in an 80 year old man. The patient with no previous medical1 history was referred to the hospital with progressive weight loss of 24 kg in the past 12 months. There were no episodes of diarrhoea, fever, night sweats, nausea, or vomiting in the past 12 months. Physical examination revealed a significant reduction in the patient's general and nutritional status. Computed tomography scans of the chest and abdomen showed symmetrical pleural effusions but no signs of a solid tumor.


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