Childhood protein-losing enteropathy associated with helicobacter pylori infection

Herman A. Cohen, Rivka Preminger Shapiro, Moshe Frydman, Itzchak Varsano

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Helicobacter pylori was found in a gastric biopsy specimen of a child with protein-losing gastropathy. Through erythromycin therapy, clinical and ultrasonographic recovery was associated with the disappearance of the pathogen on repeated biopsy. The association of H. pylori with protein-losing gastropathy has been reported only once in children, to our knowledge. Although the causative correlation between the pathogen and the disease has not been proven yet, we suggest that future cases of protein-losing gastropathy be studied for the presence of H. pylori and followed up by ultrasonographic investigation and urea breath test. Appropriate treatment should be given to suspected cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-203
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Helicobacter pylori
  • Protein-losing enteropathy


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