- weight loss
Other symptoms may occur in relation to the malabsorption, for example signs of hypocalcaemia or vitamin C deficiency.
Possible clinical signs include:
• perioral hyperpigmentation
Cardiac involvement can result in an endocarditis, and CNS involvement can cause a reversible dementia.
It is commonest in males (9:1) and is associated with HLA B27.
Treatment is 2 weeks IV ceftriaxone then oral co-trimoxazole for one year.
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