The case of recurrent abdominal pain in a girl

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Abdominal pain is often occur in practice of the pediatrician and gastroenterologist. Recurrent, intense, intractable abdominal pain for several years should be a symptom of anxiety. In this article, we present a case of long-term recurrent abdominal pain in a girl, accompanied by neurological symptoms, as a symptom of a rare disease - acute intermittent porphyria. Acute intermittent porphyria - inherited by dominant type disease characterized by lesions of the peripheral and central nervous system, the most frequent symptom of which is pain in the abdomen. Abdominal pain with this disease are recurrent paroxysmal and may be localized in different parts of the stomach, leading to the setting false diagnoses, multiple hospitalizations and unjustified surgical procedures.

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Dmitry Vladimirovich Pechkurov

Samara State Medical University

MD, PhD, Dr Med Sci, Professor, Head, Department of Children’s Diseases

Evgeniya Nikolayevna Voronina

Samara State Medical University

Postgraduate Student, Department of Children’s Diseases

Yuliya Evgenyevna Allenova

Penza Regional Children’s Clinical Filatov Hospital

gastroenterologist, Consultative and diagnostic


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