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Protein-losing enteropathy

Protein-losing enteropathy is a topic covered in the Diagnosaurus.

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Mucosal disease with ulceration

  • Chronic gastric ulcer
  • Gastric carcinoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Idiopathic ulcerative jejunoileitis
Lymphatic obstruction
  • Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia
  • Secondary obstruction: cardiac disease (constrictive pericarditis, congestive heart failure), infection (tuberculosis, Whipple’s disease), neoplasm (lymphoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma), retroperitoneal fibrosis, sarcoidosis
Idiopathic mucosal transudation
  • Ménétrier’s disease (hypertrophic gastropathy)
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (gastrinoma)
  • Viral gastroenteritis
  • Celiac sprue
  • Eosinophilic gastroenteritis
  • Allergic protein-losing enteropathy
  • Parasites, eg, giardiasis, hookworm
  • Amyloidosis
  • Common variable immunodeficiency
  • Systemic lupus erythematosus

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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Protein-losing Enteropathy." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Emergency Central, emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114493/all/Protein_losing_enteropathy.
Zeiger RF. Protein-losing enteropathy. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114493/all/Protein_losing_enteropathy. Accessed April 21, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Protein-losing enteropathy. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114493/all/Protein_losing_enteropathy
Zeiger RF. Protein-losing Enteropathy [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 April 21]. Available from: https://emergency.unboundmedicine.com/emergency/view/Diagnosaurus/114493/all/Protein_losing_enteropathy.
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