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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 172-174

Metabolic syndrome presenting as abdominal pain


Department of Internal Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Mohammed Y Al-Dossary
College of Medicine, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, P. O. Box: 4601, Al-Khobar 31952
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/1658-631X.204856

PMID: 30787779

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Metabolic syndrome represents a sum of risk factors that lead to the occurrence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular events. The early detection of metabolic syndrome is extremely important in adults who are at risk. Although the physiopathological mechanisms of the metabolic syndrome are not yet clear, insulin resistance plays a key role that could explain the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus in untreated metabolic syndrome patients. Here, we present the case of a 26-year-old male who was diagnosed with metabolic syndrome and severe hypertriglyceridemia after presenting with abdominal pain. Although hypertriglyceridemia and hyperglycemia are the most common predictors of metabolic syndrome, clinicians need to be vigilant for unexpected presentations in patients at risk for metabolic syndrome. This case sheds light on the importance of early detection.


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