Pernicious anemia, gastric carcinoid, and autoimmune thrombocytopenia in a young woman

Ram Dickman, Mati Shaklai, Mordechai Lapidot, Elimelech Okon, Judith Zandbank, Gerald M. Fraser, Yaron Niv*

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Abstract

The association between gastric carcinoid tumors and pernicious anemia is well recognized. Such tumors occur in the presence of achlorhydria, chronic atrophic gastritis, hypergastrinemia, and enterochromaffin-like cell hyperplasia. In this case report, a 29-year-old woman with pernicious anemia and autoimmune thrombocytopenia who developed gastric carcinoid tumors of the gastric body is described. This is the second description of pernicious anemia associated with autoimmune thrombocytopenia. This association in a young woman together with the therapeutic options and decisions that were taken in the treatment of the patient are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2000

Keywords

  • Atrophic gastritis
  • Autoimmune thrombocytopenia
  • Enterochromaffin cell
  • Gastric carcinoid

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