Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017, Page: 78-80
Hypocalcaemia and Stridor: An Unusual Presentation of Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis
Naouel Guirat-Dhouib, Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital of Sidi Bouzid, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia; Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
Fatma Derbali, Internal Medicine Department, Regional Hospital of Sidi Bouzid, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia; Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
Afifa Charfi, Department of Otolaryngology, Regional Hospital of Sidi Bouzid, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia; Faculty of Medicine of Sousse, University of Sousse, Sousse, Tunisia
Lobna Aissa, Intensive Care Unit, Regional Hospital of Sidi Bouzid, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
Zohra Sassi, Nephrology Department, Regional Hospital of Sidi Bouzid, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
Hammouda Taieb, Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital of Sidi Bouzid, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
Ezzeddine Chouaibi, Department of Pediatrics, Regional Hospital of Sidi Bouzid, Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia
Received: May 11, 2017;       Accepted: Sep. 8, 2017;       Published: Nov. 1, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijbecs.20170306.11      View  1550      Downloads  77
Abstract
The differential diagnosis of stridor in the pediatric population is broad and should include hypocalcaemia with resultant laryngospasm. We present the case of a 10-year-old Tunisian girl, with no particular family or personal history, who presented with stridor secondary to profound hypocalcaemia. The diagnosis of acute pancreatitis was made after dosing systematically pancreatic amylases for elevation of blood sugar and glucosuria. Necrotizing pancreatitis was confirmed by abdominal CT scan.
Keywords
Stridor, Hypocalcaemia, Necrotizing pancreatitis, Child
To cite this article
Naouel Guirat-Dhouib, Fatma Derbali, Afifa Charfi, Lobna Aissa, Zohra Sassi, Hammouda Taieb, Ezzeddine Chouaibi, Hypocalcaemia and Stridor: An Unusual Presentation of Acute Necrotizing Pancreatitis, International Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Clinical Science. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 78-80. doi: 10.11648/j.ijbecs.20170306.11
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