Complicated peptic ulcer disease in three patients with familial dysautonomia. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

abstract

  • Familial dysautonomia (FD) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by autonomic and sensory neuropathy. Owing to pervasive dysfunction, the disease has protean clinical manifestations, affecting the ocular, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, orthopedic, vasomotor, and neurologic systems. The gastrointestinal perturbations, including dysphagia, gastroesophageal dysmotility, gastroesophageal reflux, and vomiting crises, are among the earliest signs. Here, we present the first 3 instances of gastric ulcers in patients with FD and discuss their common presenting features and the special management that was required.

publication date

  • August 1, 2011

Research

keywords

  • Dysautonomia, Familial
  • Peptic Ulcer

Identity

Scopus Document Identifier

  • 79960613900

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/MCG.0b013e3181e5e8ed

PubMed ID

  • 20930641

Additional Document Info

volume

  • 45

issue

  • 7