DAVID WERDEGAR, M.D.; HOWARD ADLER, M.D.; CHARLES WATLINGTON, M.D.
Hypoproteinemia due to gastrointestinal loss of protein has been reported in association with many pathologic conditions of stomach and bowel (1). Disorders in which "protein-losing gastroenteropathy" (2) has been described include giant hypertrophy of the gastric mucosa (3), adenocarcinoma of the stomach (4), regional ileitis and ulcerative colitis (5, 6,), granulomatous disease of the small bowel (6), nontropical (7, 8) and tropical sprue (9), intestinal lymphangiectasia (10), and Whipple's disease (11). Although hypoproteinemia has occasionally been found in patients with lymphomatous disease of the bowel (6, 12, 13), we know of no well-documented case in which the mechanism of the
WERDEGAR D, ADLER H, WATLINGTON C. Enteric Protein Loss with Hypoproteinemia in Diffuse Lymphosarcoma of the Bowel. Ann Intern Med. ;59:207–214. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-59-2-207
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;59(2):207-214.
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