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Giornale Italiano di Dermatologia e Venereologia 2001 August;136(4):273-5

Copyright © 2001 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: Italian

Jejuno-ileal bypass syndrome. The last case?

Cusano F., Sarracco G., Ferrara G., Ferro M.

Azienda Ospedaliera «Gaetano Rummo» - Benevento Unità Operative di Dermatologia e di * Anatomia e Istologia Patologica


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A 29-year-old woman developed macules and papulo-pustules on the lower limbs three years after she had undergone a jejuno-ileal bypass for severe obesity. The diagnosis of jejuno-ileal bypass syndrome was done and no therapy was prescribed; the dermatitis had spontaneously disappeared when the patient was finally seen in 1999. This patient, first observed in 1993, may be the last case of such disease; in fact jejuno-ileal bypass surgery for morbid obesity has been no longer performed since the eighties but occasionally by some Italian surgeons.

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