A 10-year-old boy presented with recurrent episodes of diarrhea, low grade, irregular fever and severe wasting

  • Hazera Akter Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Basic Science and Paraclinical Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka 1000 http://orcid.org/0000-0003-4667-1005
  • Md. Wahiduzzaman Mazumder Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Faculty of Pediatrics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • A. S. M. Bazlul Karim Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Faculty of Pediatrics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Subarna Rani Das Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Faculty of Pediatrics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Saidul Islam Sumon Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Faculty of Pediatrics, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Shahbag, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: Diarrhea, Fever, Wasting

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A 10-year old boy, the only issue of his deceased parents, was admitted to the department for the management of recurrent episodes of diarrhea and severe wasting for 2.5 months, low grade, irregular fever with evening rise of temperature, anorexia and repeated attack of skin blister for the last 1 year. The patient complained of chronic, painless, non-bloody, profuse watery diarrhea with a weight loss of 10 kg (decrease to 18 kg from 28 kg prior to illness). He also complained of cough for the last seven days. His father was a driver and died at his 1 year of age due to an unknown disease.

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Hazera Akter, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Basic Science and Paraclinical Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka 1000

 

Published
2019-03-15
How to Cite
Akter, H., Mazumder, M., Karim, A. S. M., Das, S., & Sumon, S. (2019). A 10-year-old boy presented with recurrent episodes of diarrhea, low grade, irregular fever and severe wasting. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 12(1), 32-38. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v12i1.39928
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