Protein-losing gastroenteropathy in association with immune deposits in gastrointestinal mucosal capillaries.

A 30-yr-old man presented with anasarca and visual disturbance. The serum albumin was 1.9 g/dl. Loss of albumin into the stomach and upper small intestine was demonstrated by technetium-99m (99mTc)-albumin scintigraphy. However, no anatomical lesions were found in the gastrointestinal tract. Renal function was normal, urinary protein was minimal, and… (More)