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Post biliopancreatic bypass arthritis. Dermatitis syndrome.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Clinical rheumatology
Publication Date
Volume
10
Issue
4
Pages
449–451
Identifiers
PMID: 1686994
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

A case of arthritis dermatitis syndrome observed after a biliopancreatic bypass for morbid obesity is described. The syndrome had begun 10 days after surgery and involved the knees, ankles, elbows and wrists and erythema nodosum on the legs. After 15 days treatment with sulfasalazine and steroid the symptoms disappeared. The immunologic aetiology of the disease was postulated and the observation of the syndrome, for the first time, after a biliopancreatic bypass suggested that the manifestation of the disease is independent of the kind of the surgical procedures used for the treatment of the morbid obesity.

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