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, vol.37, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/inf.0000000000002025
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL

Abstract

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.