Propionic Acidemia with Novel Mutation Presenting as Recurrent Pancreatitis in a Child.

We present the case of a 4-year-old child who was admitted owing to the complaint of recurrent pancreatitis and had not previously been diagnosed with having metabolic disease. During inpatient treatment for acute pancreatitis, convulsions occurred with concomitant hyperammonemia, metabolic acidosis, coagulopathy, and shock 1 week after the administration of total parenteral nutrition. He was diagnosed to have PA after a metabolic work-up and confirmed to have novel mutation by molecular genetic analysis. Because children with PA may have acute pancreatitis, although rare, vomiting and abdominal pain should raise a suspicion of acute pancreatitis. On the contrary, even among children who have never been diagnosed with a metabolic disease, if a child has recurrent pancreatitis, metabolic pancreatitis caused by organic acidemia should be considered. PMID: 31808324 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research

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