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49 Possible Causes for Anasarca, Constipation, Steatorrhea

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    Neonates may present with meconium ileus or, rarely, with other features such as anasarca.[] Treatment of constipation and prevention of complete bowel obstruction are required for gastrointestinal management in CF.[] […] can be readily differentiated from idiopathic steatorrhea by the low percentage of split fat in the stools associated with the former and the normal percentage characterizing[]

  • Amyloidosis

    The symptoms include diarrhea, steatorrhea, or constipation. Pseudo-obstruction carries a particularly grave prognosis, often not responding to pro-motility agents.[] A 30-year-old man with chronic diarrhea presented with progressive anasarca for 2 years.[] Microscopic examination of a stool specimen stained with Sudan III showed steatorrhea with no evidence of parasites.[]

  • Malnutrition

    Amann ST, Josephson SA, Toskes PP (1997) Acid steatocrit: a simple, rapid gravimetric method to determine steatorrhea.[] ., 1.39 g/dL), anasarca (increase of 15 kg in 79 d), and normocytic and normochromic anemia (e.g., hemoglobin 9.2 g/dL).[] We report a case of a 21 y old man who was diagnosed as CIPO with a history of recurrent intestinal colic and obstructive symptoms, slow transit type of constipation, bilateral[]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    PubMed View Article Google Scholar Nassir E, Awad J, Abel AB, Khoury J, Shay M, Lejbkowicz F: Blastocystis hominis as a cause of hypoalbuminemia and anasarca.[] Clinical study results in patients with Chronic Idiopathic Constipation (CIC) and Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation (IBS-C) are also reviewed.[] Although the most common manifestations of the disease are gastrointestinal, including diarrhea, steatorrhea, and weight loss, the disease is a multisystem disorder.[]

  • Obesity

    In addition, this vaccine could cause steatorrhea, diarrhea, gastrointestinal cramps, and occasional nausea.[] Side effects related to use of the AspireAssist include occasional indigestion, nausea, vomiting, constipation and diarrhea.[] Dysbiosis in NCGS causes gut inflammation, diarrhea, constipation, visceral hypersensitivity, abdominal pain, dysfunctional metabolic state, and peripheral immune and neuro-immune[]

  • Diabetes Mellitus

    steatorrhea.[] However, until these studies are confirmed outside the research arena, patients with severe DKA, hypotension, anasarca, or associated severe critical illness should be managed[] Symptoms of CD include malabsorption and malnutrition, vitamin deficiencies, iron deficiency anemia, failure to thrive, short stature, diarrhea, anorexia, constipation, vomiting[]

  • Liver Cirrhosis

    On admission, she had experienced constipation for seven days and exhibited a high serum ammonia level (251 μg/dL).[] PSC is a progressive cholestatic disorder presenting with pruritus, steatorrhea, fat-soluble vitamin deficiencies, and metabolic bone disease.[] Mrs Z.’s constipation was addressed first as a correctable precipitant of her HE. Lactulose enemas were attempted, as Mrs Z. could not safely swallow oral medication.[]

  • Strongyloidiasis

    He developed anasarca, malabsorption, malnutrition and left ventricular failure. Duodenal biopsy revealed abundant rhabditiform larvae of Strongyloides stercoralis.[] All patients presented with gastrointestinal symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and paralytic ileus), as well as pulmonary symptoms (cough, dyspnea[] Praziquantel (Biltricide) Clonorchiasis Anorexia, epigastric pain, diarrhea Stool or bile microscopy Praziquantel Albendazole Tropical pancreatitis Abdominal pain, diarrhea, steatorrhea[]

  • Intestinal Lymphangiectasia

    Chronic diarrhea and steatorrhea occur frequently in patients with autoimmune polyglandular syndrome (APS) type I.[] We report a series of 4 children from Chennai, India presenting with anasarca, recurrent diarrhea, hypoproteinemia and confirmatory features of PIL on endoscopy and histopathology[] Finally, gastrointestinal symptoms that might arise include abdominal pain, nausea, diarrhea, flatulence, cholelithiasis, biliary sludge, constipation, vomiting, biliary duct[]

  • Hookworm Infection

    Patients might also present with peripheral edema or even anasarca, due to hypoproteinemia. Infected children exhibit growth retardation.[] The symptoms, as first observed among the negroes, were pain in the stomach, capricious appetite, pica (or dirt-eating), obstinate constipation followed by diarrhoea, palpitations[] Reports from Puerto Rico and India conclude that steatorrhea is a direct result of hookworm disease.[]

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