Resolution of longstanding protein-losing enteropathy in a patient with intestinal lymphangiectasia after treatment for malignant lymphoma.

@article{Broder1981ResolutionOL,
  title={Resolution of longstanding protein-losing enteropathy in a patient with intestinal lymphangiectasia after treatment for malignant lymphoma.},
  author={Samuel E. Broder and T R Callihan and Elaine S. Jaffe and Vincent T. DeVita and Warren Strober and Frederic C. Bartter and Thomas A Waldmann},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={1981},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={
          166-8
        }
}
In 1956 we evaluated a patient who had a debilitating disease of a 2 yr duration, characterized by recurrent vomiting, diarrhea, cachexia, massive edema, hypoproteinemia, and dilated intestinal lymphatics. During our initial evaluation of this patient, we observed that 42% of her circulating protein pool was lost into her gastrointestinal tract daily, whereas normal gastrointesinal loss of protein does not exceed 1.6%. Her disease appeared to represent a classic example of intestinal… CONTINUE READING