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Refractory Paraneoplastic Diarrhea Secondary to Adenocarcinoma of the Lung: A Case Report and Literature Review

Table 1

Patient’s stool studiesNormal values in parenthesis

Infectious disease
Stool leukocytesNo PMNs
Stool cultureVibrio-negative
Clostridium difficile toxin PCR assayNegative
Parasitic studies
Ova and parasites screenNegative
Endocrine studies
5-HIAA, 24-hour urine4.7 (<8 mg/24 hours)
ACTH18.8 (6.0-59 pg/mL)
Cortisol (p.m.)9.3 (2.0-14.0 ug/dL)
Calcitonin229 (<7.6 pg/mL)
Chromogranin-A152 (<92 ng/mL)
Gastrin52 (0-180 pg/mL)
Serotonin131 (<230 ng/mL)
Somatostatin9 (up to 25 pg/mL)
VIP, plasmaUndetectable

Key: HIAA = 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid, VIP = vasoactive intestinal peptide.

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