Protein-loosing entropathy induced by unique combination of CMV and HP in an immunocompetent patient

S. Chen, G. Lalazar, O. Barak, T. Adar, V. Doviner, M. Mizrahi

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Abstract

Protein-losing gastroenteropathies are characterized by an excessive loss of serum proteins into the gastrointestinal tract, resulting in hypoproteinemia (detected as hypoalbuminemia), edema, and, in some cases, pleural and pericardial effusions. Protein-losing gastroenteropathies can be caused by a diverse group of disorders and should be suspected in a patient with hypoproteinemia in whom other causes, such as malnutrition, proteinuria, and impaired liver protein synthesis, have been excluded. In this paper, we present a case of protein-losing enteropathy in a 22-year-old immunocompetent male with a coinfection of CMV and Hp.

Original languageEnglish
Article number361892
JournalCase Reports in Medicine
Volume2012
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

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