[Plasma clearance of alpha 1-antitrypsin. A simple method for the study of intestinal protein loss].

We tried to evaluate the value of the alpha-1-antitrypsin clearance in order to search for the protein loss through the digestive tract. Twenty-two patients were studied, 11 with protein losing enteropathy and 11 normal controls. Alpha-1-antitrypsin concentration was determined in serum and feces to obtain the clearance of such protein. The values were… CONTINUE READING