[Protein-losing gastroenteropathy (Ménétrier's disease) in childhood: a report of 3 cases].

  title={[Protein-losing gastroenteropathy (M{\'e}n{\'e}trier's disease) in childhood: a report of 3 cases].},
  author={Sylvie Ricci and A. Bonucci and Elisabetta Fabiani and Carlo Catassi and Antonio Carlucci and Italo Bearzi and Pier Luigi Giorgi},
  journal={La Pediatria medica e chirurgica : Medical and surgical pediatrics},
  volume={18 3},
So far, Ménétrier's disease has been thought to be an uncommon disorder in children. It is characterized by hypertrophic gastritis, protein-losing enteropathy, hypoproteinemia and edema. During childhood, the main features of this condition include an abrupt onset and a spontaneous recovery. In this paper we describe three children, aging between 3 months and 3 years, who presented with protracted vomiting, generalized edema, colitis (one case) and elevated serum aminotransferases (one case… CONTINUE READING