An 11-year-old boy with chronic diarrhea and weight loss

  • Maimuna Sayeed Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Nazmul Hassan Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Md. Rukunuzzaman Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Bishnu Pada Dey Department of Pathology, Faculty of Basic Science and Paraclinical Science, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Keywords: Diarrhea, Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, Weight loss

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An 11-year-old boy presented with 15 months history of diarrhea with up to 10-20 times small volume stool daily with mucus. It was associated with a feeling of incomplete defecation and excessive straining. The frequency of diarrhea increased to 20-30 times per day over the last 8 months. Subsequently, he developed fecal incontinence, for which he couldn't attend his school. He also had a history of significant weight loss in the last 7 months. According to his mother's statement, his body weight was reduced to 64 kg from 77 kg during this illness.

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Author Biography

Md. Rukunuzzaman, Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Published
2020-02-19
How to Cite
Sayeed, M., Hassan, N., Rukunuzzaman, M., & Dey, B. (2020). An 11-year-old boy with chronic diarrhea and weight loss. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 13(1), 35-41. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v13i1.45230
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