Gastrointestinal Tract Hemorrhage due to Angiodysplasia in Hutchinson Gilfort Progeria Syndrome

Serife Aktas, Mevlut Kiyak, Kamil Ozdil, Ibrahim Kurtca, Sevil Kibar, Suleyman Ahbab, Yusuf Karadeniz, Tayyibe Saler


Hutchinson Gilfort Progeria Syndrome (HGPS) is an aging disease which encounters in childhood and includes a higher risk for atherosclerosis, cerebrovascular event, stroke and coronary artery disease. Angiodysplasia in the gastrointestinal (GIS) tract can be seen as a cause of hemorrhage, rarely. The case 15 years old female and admitted our center with a new onset nausea, vomit, and described the blackness in the stool. In the patients history, HGPS was diagnosed, according to medical file records. The patient was hospitalized with a risk of possible acute GIS tract hemorrhage. Medical treatment was administered and gastroscopy underwent in our clinic. Gastric angiodisplasy was identified.In the literature, there was not coincided HGPS case with hemorrhagic angiodisplasia, commonly. This case report was represented to emphasize HGPS associated angiodisplasia as a rare cause of anemia and GIS tract hemorrhage.

J Med Cases. 2013;4(8):576-578


Hutchinson Gilfort Progeria Syndrome; Angiodysplasia; Gastrointestinal hemorrhage

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