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enteropathy

 [en″ter-op´ah-the]
any disease of the intestine.
gluten enteropathy (gluten sensitive enteropathy) celiac disease.
protein-losing enteropathy a nonspecific term referring to conditions, e.g., adult celiac disease, associated with excessive loss of enteric plasma proteins.

pro·tein-los·ing en·ter·op·a·thy

increased fecal loss of serum protein, especially albumin, causing hypoproteinemia.

protein-losing enteropathy

Gastroenterology A condition characterized by excess transmucosal efflux of plasma proteins into the intestinal lumen, due to ↑ permeability 2º to mucosal cell damage, inflammatory ulceration, or leakage from lymphatic vessels 2º to obstruction Etiology Paraneoplastic syndromes, malignancy–gastric CA, leukemia, lymphoma, KS, carcinoid tumor, melanoma, nontropical sprue, ulcerative colitis, intestinal lymphangiectasia, CHF, constrictive pericarditis, superior vena cava thrombosis, Ménétrier's disease, eosinophilic gastroentropathy, sarcoidosis, Whipple's disease, infections–giardiasis, bacterial overgrowth, viral enteritis, schistosomiasis, C difficile, pulmonary artery stenosis, SLE, amyloidosis Clinical Diarrhea, weight loss, peripheral edema Imaging Thickened intestinal wall by CT Lab ↓ Albumin Management Treat underlying cause

pro·tein-los·ing en·ter·op·a·thy

(prō'tēn-lūz'ing en'tĕr-op'ă-thē)
Increased fecal loss of serum protein, especially albumin, causing hypoproteinemia.
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nephrotic syndrome, protein losing enteropathy, malnutrition), cirrhosis, thyroid disease, hyperuricemia, and smoking (13).
Complications by a large eroding or obstructing trichobezoar additionally include gastric ulceration, obstructive jaundice, acute pancreatitis and gastric emphysema10-12 Malabsorption related complications include protein losing enteropathy, iron deficiency and megaloblastic anemia.
In this article, a case of allergic eosinophilic gastropathy causing to a picture of protein losing enteropathy related with bee pollen is presented and the literature is reviewed.
Therefore, protein losing enteropathy was not considered initially.
It causes problems, including abdominal pain, diarrhea, melena, vomiting, weight loss, iron deficiency anemia and protein losing enteropathy.
Low albumin levels can be an indicator of chronic malnutrition or protein losing enteropathy.
An association with protein losing enteropathy and mucocutaneous pigmentation is typical for cases with malignant small intestinal tumors (Morgan, Mylankal, Barghouti, Dixon, 2000).
3) Hypotonia, osteopenia, bone fractures, short stature, persistent diarrhea with protein losing enteropathy (PLE) due to intestinal lymphangiectasia (IL), increased susceptibility to infections and failure to thrive are the main systemic manifestations.
It may present as protein losing enteropathy in adults which may lead to generalized edema, however in paediatric population these cases are associated with colicky or persistant abdominal pain, weight loss, fever, gut bleeding or obstruction.
KEY WORDS: Burkitt Lymphoma, Protein losing enteropathy, Primary duodenal.
Kelly Cameron from Helensburgh rattles off 15-month-old Caitlin's illness - Protein Losing Enteropathy - which means her baby can't absorb the proteins she needs to sustain her life.
Trichobezoar, gastric polyposis, protein losing enteropathy and steatorrhoea.