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protein_losing_enteropathy

protein losing enteropathy

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Introduction

  • protein-losing enteropathy is any condition which causes damage to the gut wall or obstructs lymphatic drainage with resultant loss of plasma proteins into the gut lumen

Clinical features

Aetiology

Diagnosis

  • evidence of protein loss and other causes excluded
  • faecal excretion of alpha 1-antitrypsin is a marker of protein losing enteropathy
protein_losing_enteropathy.txt · Last modified: 2018/08/11 21:26 (external edit)