A Rare Complication of Giardiasis in Children: Protein-losing Enteropathy

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Akkelle B. S. , Tutar E. , Kalaycık Şengül Ö. , Çelikel Ç. , Ertem Şahinoğlu D.

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, cilt.37, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Protein-losing enteropathy may develop as a complication of a wide spectrum of diseases. Three cases of giardiasis that presented with acute onset of hypoalbuminemia were documented, and resolution of protein loss after treatment was also confirmed. Thus, chronic enteric infections should be considered as an etiology of severe intestinal protein loss, particularly in children.