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Vol. 14 - Num. 53

Clinical Reviews

Keriorrhea; two cases report

María Eugenia Guerra Aguirrea

aPediatra. CS Linneo. Madrid. España.

Correspondence: ME Guerra. E-mail: mariaeuguerra@hotmail.com

Reference of this article: Guerra Aguirre ME. Keriorrhea; two cases report. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2012;14:49-52.

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Known as keriorrhea (orange oily anal leakage), the rectal excretion of a greasy substance after consumption of certain fish with high fat content. The case of two kids that developed these symptoms after intake of butterfish is presented. This entity is self-limited and benign. It is important to have some knowledge about these cases to avoid unnecessary examination, and for its notification and epidemiological investigation.


Faeces orange oil Fish intake



mjesparza commented on 26/04/2012 at 19:16:

Me parece un tema muy novedoso e interesante. Las fotos además son muy buenas. Enhorabuena.