Protein-losing enteropathy

Definition

Protein-losing enteropathy is abnormal loss of protein from the digestive tract, or the inability of the digestive tract to absorb proteins.

This can be a symptom of disorders that cause ulcers in the digestive tract, such as inflammatory bowel disease and Celiac disease.

It can also be caused by increased lymphatic pressure in the gut, and this may occur with a variety of disorders, including cancers and Congestive heart failure.

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 8, 2012
by Brenda A. Kuper, M.D.

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