protein-losing enteropathy


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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

pro·tein-los·ing en·ter·op·a·thy

increased fecal loss of serum protein, especially albumin, causing hypoproteinemia.
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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
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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Protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation: clinical analysis of nine cases.
Protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation: an international multicenter study.
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Protein-losing enteropathy after Fontan operation: investigations into possible pathophysiologic mechanisms.
Protein-losing enteropathy in patients with Fontan operations.
Using heparin therapy to reverse protein-losing enteropathy in a patient with CDG-lb.
Reduced heparan sulfate accumulation in enterocytes contributes to protein-losing enteropathy in a congenital disorder of glycosylation.
Effect of high-dose spironolactone on protein-losing enteropathy in patients with Fontan palliation of complex congenital heart disease.
Oral budesonide treatment for protein-losing enteropathy in Fontan-palliated patients.
Use of oral budesonide in the management of protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation.
Steroid pulse therapy for protein-losing enteropathy after the Fontan operation.
Usefulness of heparin therapy in protein-losing enteropathy associated with single ventricle palliation.

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