Format

Send to

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Intern Med. 1992 Apr;31(4):521-4.

A patient with protein-losing enteropathy associated with systemic lupus erythematosus.

Author information

1
Fourth Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tokyo Faculty of Medicine, Japan.

Abstract

A 46-year-old woman previously diagnosed as having systemic lupus erythematosus presented with severe hypoalbuminemia and anasarca. She was demonstrated to have protein-losing enteropathy without any other active symptoms of SLE. Her bowel habit was normal and endoscopic examination revealed non-specific colitis and a small ulcer in the duodenum. Serum biochemistry showed an abnormal profile of the serum protein, including severe hyperlipoproteinemia and hyperfibrinogenemia. The process of protein-losing was not selective in terms of the molecular size. All of these symptoms and the abnormalities in laboratory data were improved by corticosteroid therapy.

PMID:
1633362
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for J-STAGE, Japan Science and Technology Information Aggregator, Electronic
    Loading ...
    Support Center