Revista Cubana de Pediatría
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MARTINEZ CARDET, Luis Francisco et al. Ascites in absence of edema: a rare form of onset of congenital intestinal lymphangiectasisAscites in absence of edema: a rare form of onset of congenital intestinal lymphangiectasis. Rev Cubana Pediatr [online]. 2005, vol.77, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3119.
Congenital intestinal lymphangiectasis, a protein-losing enteropathy that appears sporadically and affects mainly children and young adults, begins generally with edemas and diarrheas. The case of an infant that presented ascites in absence of edemas is presented. The clinical, laboratory and histological findings, as well as the response to the treatment with mean chain triglycerides are included in this paper
Palabras llave : Protein-losing enteropathy; edema; ascites; hypoalbuminemia; hypoproteinemia; intestinal lymphangiectasia.