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Gastric lanthanosis (lanthanum deposition) in an immunosuppressed patient that discontinued lanthanum carbonate seven years ago
  • Joana Ullmann,
  • Andreas Erbersdobler
Joana Ullmann
Universitätsmedizin Rostock
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Andreas Erbersdobler
Universitätsmedizin Rostock
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Abstract

A 72-year-old female used the oral phosphate binder lanthanum carbonate for 6 years, before discontinuing it after receiving a pancreas and kidney transplant. Now, 7 years after discontinuation, the patient developed bilious emesis. An upper gastrointestinal endoscopy showed an unspecific gastritis. Biopsies showed subepithelial crystalline deposits consistent with gastric lanthanosis.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

19 Jun 2021Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
22 Jun 2021Assigned to Editor
22 Jun 2021Submission Checks Completed
14 Sep 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Sep 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending