Discussion in 'Spot Diagnosis' started by J.P.C. Peper, Jul 28, 2012.
What's your diagnosis?
I'll post the correct answer in a day or three!
If anyone has an idea, there's still time. It's actually a characteristic presentation.
I'll post the correct answer in another three days.
I think it is Kwashiorkor
probably kwashiorkar-with edema,loss of buttock pad of fat
The characteristic buttock atrophy and distended abdomen are obvious (and less likely to be associated with kwashiorkor in a white person). In coeliac disease, IgA antibodies are formed in reaction to certain proteins in gluten. It eventually leads to villous atrophy, malabsorption, diarrhea and failure to thrive.
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