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Intestinal lymphangiectasia: a forgotten cause of chronic diarrhea.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17061479     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intestinal lymphangiectasia is a rare autosomal dominant disorder or acquired condition that leads to lymph obstruction, poor chyle transport and concomitant problems. We describe the cases of two women with chronic diarrhea in whom the common signs of lymphagiectasia-hypoalbuminemia, lymphopenia and distal edema- were found. One of them also had pleural effusion and chylous ascites. The diagnosis was performed by intestinal biopsy. We herein review the histopathologic, radiographic and endoscopic features of this disorder and case reports in Mexican population.
Gustavo Rodríguez Leal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista de gastroenterología de México     Volume:  71     ISSN:  0375-0906     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Gastroenterol Mex     Publication Date:    2006 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-10-25     Completed Date:  2006-11-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404271     Medline TA:  Rev Gastroenterol Mex     Country:  Mexico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  55-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Clínica de Gastroenterología, Hospital Médica Sur, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, México, DF.
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MeSH Terms
Chronic Disease
Diarrhea / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Intestinal Diseases / complications*,  pathology,  therapy
Intestinal Mucosa / pathology
Lymphangiectasis, Intestinal / complications*,  pathology,  therapy
Treatment Outcome

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