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Revista médica de Chile

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CASTIGLIONI, Claudia et al. Satoyoshi syndrome: Report of one case. Rev. méd. Chile [online]. 2009, vol.137, n.4, pp. 542-546. ISSN 0034-9887.

Satoyoshi  syndrome is a rare multisystemic disease of presumed autoimmune etiology characterized by progressive painful intermittent muscle spasms, diarrhea frequently associated with malabsorption, alopecia, skeletal abnormalities and endocrine disorders with a poor long-term prognosis due to early crippling. We report a 14-year-old Chilean girl with clinical and radiological features of the syndrome who has been successfully treated with prednisone and carbamazepine. She remarkably recovered from muscle spasms, alopecia and diarrhea. At follow up, 24 months later, she persists asymptomatic with considerable improvement in her quality of life.

Palabras clave : Carbamazepine; Satoyoshi syndrome; Spasm.

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