Protein-Losing Enteropathy Questions & Answers

Updated: Dec 10, 2019
  • Author: Naeem Aslam, MD; Chief Editor: Burt Cagir, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is protein-losing enteropathy?

What is the pathophysiology of protein-losing enteropathy?

Which GI mucosal diseases cause protein-losing enteropathy?

Which disorders cause increased interstitial pressure or lymphatic obstruction leading to protein-losing enteropathy?

Which nonerosive upper GI diseases cause protein-losing enteropathy?

What is the prevalence of protein-losing enteropathy?

What is the prognosis of protein-losing enteropathy?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of protein-losing enteropathy?

Which physical findings are characteristic of protein-losing enteropathy?

DDX

Which conditions should be considered in the differential diagnoses of protein-losing enteropathy?

What are the differential diagnoses for Protein-Losing Enteropathy?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of protein-losing enteropathy?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of protein-losing enteropathy?

How is primary GI tract disease assessed in protein-losing enteropathy?

What is the role of endoscopy in the workup of protein-losing enteropathy?

Which histologic findings are characteristic of protein-losing enteropathy?

Treatment

How is protein-losing enteropathy treated?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of protein-losing enteropathy?

Which dietary modifications are used in the treatment of protein-losing enteropathy?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of protein-losing enteropathy?

Which medications in the drug class Corticosteroids are used in the treatment of Protein-Losing Enteropathy?