Allgrove syndrome: reports of cases and literature review.

@article{Aghajanzadeh2006AllgroveSR,
  title={Allgrove syndrome: reports of cases and literature review.},
  author={Manochehr Aghajanzadeh and Faizollah Safarpoor and Mohamad Hassan Hydayati and Mohamad Reza Kohssari and Mohamad Yosafi Mashhour and Amir Shahran Soleymani},
  journal={Saudi journal of gastroenterology : official journal of the Saudi Gastroenterology Association},
  year={2006},
  volume={12 1},
  pages={34-5}
}
We report a series of three mentally-retarded patients who presented with dysphagia, cough and recurrent pulmonary infection, adrenal insufficiency and alacrimia. Investigations included ultrasonography and CT scan of the abdomen, in addition to barium swallow, esophageal manometry and esophagoscopy confirming the diagnosis of achalasia. Glucocorticoid therapy was prescribed whereas alacrimia was managed by lubricants. In two of our patients dysphagia responded to dilatation while the third… CONTINUE READING

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