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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-54

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs use in pachydermoperiostosis and gastrointestinal complications


1 Department of Internal Medicine, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
2 Department of Medical Education and Research, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE
3 Department of Gastroenterology, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

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Omar Yousef Al-Assaf
Department of Internal Medicine, Rashid Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai
UAE
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/hmj.hmj_63_21

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Introduction: Pachydermperiostosis (PDP) is a rare multi-organ disease. In which non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are used as the first line treatment. Case Report: A young male known to have PDP presented to our hospital with upper gastrointestinal bleeding. On endoscopy he was found to have multiple ulcers. Discussion: We discuss the possible association between the two diseases and possible approaches in such cases. Furthermore, our case suggests the need for a well-recognized screening program with routine upper GI endoscopies.


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