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Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia Leading To Protein Losing Enteropathy

Vaishali Sharai, Deepak Gupta, Anchin Kalia, Anil Panwar, Yudhishther Kuntal, Naveen Yadav, Navin Chhaba, Pushpendra Chauhan, Manjeet Manjeet, Pruthvi Patel, Shikha Yadav, Piyush Batra

Keywords : Ascites, Edema, Hypoproteinemia, Intestinal lymphangiectasia, Malnutrition, Medium chain triglycerides

Citation Information : Sharai V, Gupta D, Kalia A, Panwar A, Kuntal Y, Yadav N, Chhaba N, Chauhan P, Manjeet M, Patel P, Yadav S, Batra P. Primary Intestinal Lymphangiectasia Leading To Protein Losing Enteropathy. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2022; 7 (2):52-54.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0211

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 27-02-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Protein losing enteropathy (PLE) describes a diverse group of disorders associated with excessive loss of serum proteins into the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. This excess protein loss leads to hypoproteinemia and may be manifested by edema, ascites, and malnutrition. This case of a rare condition, primary intestinal lymphangiectasia leading to protein loss, is being reported to highlight the clinical features and presentation of these disorders as they are easily detectable and treatable, and many can be cured.

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