Published: 12 October 2016
Author(s): Alessandro Gualerzi, Mattia Bellan, Mario Pirisi
Issue: October 2016
Section: Internal Medicine Flashcard

An 81-year old man was admitted to an Internal Medicine Division because of severe watery diarrhea lasting 8months, unresponsive to fasting and to a gluten-free diet. Since the onset of symptoms he had lost 8kg. He denied nausea/vomiting, hematochezia/melena, abdominal pain, hyporexia, fever, itching or night sweats. His past medical history was unremarkable; he never traveled outside Europe.

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