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Rev Med Interne. 2007 Jan;28(1):38-41. Epub 2006 Nov 14.

[Protein-losing enteropathy revealing an idiopathic constrictive pericarditis].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Service de médecine interne, centre national de référence des atteintes vasculaires de la sclérodermie, hôpital Claude-Huriez, CHRU de Lille, université Lille-II, rue Michel-Polonovski, 59037 Lille cedex, France. d-launay@chru-lille.fr

Abstract

INTRODUCTION:

The cause of protein-losing enteropathy is sometimes difficult to establish. It can be rarely due to a constrictive pericarditis.

EXEGESIS:

We report a patient presenting a protein-losing enteropathy revealing a constrictive pericarditis.

CONCLUSION:

Chronic pericarditis should be evoked in case of unexplained protein-losing enteropathy. Echocardiography can sometimes be normal. Therefore, chest computed tomography scan or cardiac MRI followed by confirmation right heart catheterization should be performed in case of persistent unexplained protein-losing enteropathy.

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