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349 Possible Causes for Down Syndrome, Pica, Weight Loss

  • Celiac Disease

    Down syndrome and celiac disease. J Pediatr Gastroent Nutr 21:443-445, 1995. George EK at al. High frequency of celiac disease in Down syndrome. J Peds 128:555-557.[ds-health.com] Rarely, patients can present with severe lab abnormalities, dehydration and weight loss caused by celiac disease - a celiac crisis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This article describes a toddler who initially presented with recurrent diarrhea and weight loss with a significant secondary hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Eating Disorder

    Differences persisted regarding depression and mental HRQoL until 12 months after surgery, except in the areas weight loss and eating disorders.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] contributing to the board. 7 replies to this topic #1 Yssn Newbie Members 7 posts Posted 02 December 2017 - 06:00 PM I don't really know if dermatophagia is considered a pica[myproana.com] People who suffer from this disorder intentionally avoid eating and often starve themselves in order to achieve an excessive amount of weight loss.[pritikin.com]

  • Anemia

    syndrome Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Figure 2 Evaluation of normocytic anemia.[dx.doi.org] […] of appetite, weight loss, fatigue and anemia, per the CDC. — Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "What Is Hookworm?[merriam-webster.com] This behavior is called " pica " (pronounced pie-kuh). Pica often occurs in children who are low in iron and can cause constipation.[healthychildren.org]

  • Hookworm Infection

    Down's syndrome.[square.umin.ac.jp] Vaccination of canines with Na-APR-1(mut) and heterologous challenge with A. caninum resulted in significantly reduced parasite egg burdens (P 0.034) and weight loss (P 0.022[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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[en.wikisource.org]

  • Childhood Celiac Disease

    One child had Down syndrome, and one child had Hashimoto’s thyroiditis with hypothyroidism.[bmcgastroenterol.biomedcentral.com] Abstract Persistent pica may be either a cause or a result of iron deficiency.[hero.epa.gov] Although iron deficiency anemia may be the sole presenting clinical manifestation of occult celiac disease without other typical symptoms, such as diarrhea or weight loss,[sciepub.com]

  • Esophagitis

    (eg, Cornelia de Lange syndrome, Down syndrome); and those with chronic lung diseases such as cystic fibrosis (2,3).[journals.lww.com] Can be associated with weight loss, heartburn, regurgitation (especially with lying flat), and aspiration pneumonias.[online.epocrates.com] This occasionally occurs through occupational exposure (via breathing of fumes that mix into the saliva which is then swallowed) or through pica.[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency

    Some people with blind loop syndrome have an easier time digesting medium-chain triglycerides, found in coconut oil.[web.archive.org] We present a 73-year-old individual with weight loss and anemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Brittle nails -- Can occur with B12 deficiency, says the Pernicious Anemia Society Burning of feet or legs -- This symptom is related to nerve damage caused by B12 deficiency Pica[vitamins.lovetoknow.com]

  • Iron Deficiency

    (an irresistible urge to move the legs when sitting or lying down).[merckmanuals.com] Vitamin B12 and iron supplements are both routinely prescribed after weight-loss surgery to prevent both types of anemia.[livestrong.com] […] here is related to a 5-year-old girl referred with an abdominal mass and anemia, diagnosed with Rapunzel syndrome and developing trichobezoar due to iron deficiency and pica[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Zinc Deficiency

    Zinc deficiency is common in low-income pregnant women, pregnant teenagers, people suffering from liver cirrhosis, people with Down”s syndrome, children with alopecia areata[healthstatus.com] Besides prolonged diarrhea and weight loss, they showed manifestations such as infection, zinc deficiency, cholestasis, abnormal blood coagulation, etc.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Routine monitoring of zinc levels is hence unnecessary for asymptomatic patients after RYGB and should be reserved for patients with skin lesions, hair loss, pica, dysgeusia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Anorexia

    Codependency College Colon Cancer Colorectal Cancer Coming Out Crohns Disease Cymbalta Cystic Fibrosis Dads Dementia Depression Diabetes Diverticulitis Divorce Dizziness Down[anorexia.supportgroups.com] What is Pica? Pica is the eating of substances that have no nutritional value for a period of at least one month.[anad.org] Works on a psychiatric disorder manifested by severe weight loss and extreme aversion to food are entered under [Anorexia nervosa.][id.loc.gov]

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