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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 188-191

Pseudoglucagonoma syndrome secondary to pancreatitis: A case report

Department of Dermatology Venereology and Leprology, Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Yerrajwala Aruna Kumari
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DOI: 10.4103/2277-8632.165396

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Necrolytic migratory erythema (NME) is pathognomonic of glucagonoma syndrome associated with pancreatic neoplasm. Pseudoglucagonoma syndrome, which is extremely rare, refers to NME in the absence of glucagon-secreting tumor. We describe a case of NME in a 22-year-old female who presented with skin rash with scaling, cheilitis, glossitis associated with hair loss, and loss of weight. Serum glucagon, amino acids, and zinc levels were normal. Ultrasonography (USG) and computed tomography (CT) abdomen showed chronic pancreatitis. Resolution of lesions was observed with topical steroids, emollients, and intravenous (IV) protein infusions and other supplements.

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