Current Pediatric Research

- Current Pediatric Research (2011) Volume 15, Issue 2

Case Report: Allgrove Syndrome, more than triple A

Allgrove syndrome is a rare autosomal disorder, which is characterized by symptoms of alacrima and adrenal insufficiency. It was first described by Allgrove. It was later, in 1995, diagnosed as a syndrome with variable association of autonomic and neurological manifes-tations. Acutely dangerous in nature, this disorder manifests in the early childhood and of-ten diagnosed along with severe hypoglycemia. Triple A syndrome (All grove syndrome) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by the clinical triads of adrenal insuffi-ciency, achalasia of cardia and alacrima.

Author(s): Sharifah D. A. Al Issa

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