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Protein losing enteropathy

Summary of Protein losing enteropathy
Protein losing enteropathy refers to any condition of the gastrointestinal tract, such as damage to the gut wall, that results in a net loss of protein from the body.



Gastrointestinal system


Peritoneum and peritoneal cavity
Upper gastrointestinal tract disorders
Lower gastrointestinal tract disorders
Liver, gallbladder and pancreas disorders
Gastrointestinal system pathology review

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High Yield Notes
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Protein losing enteropathy

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USMLE® Step 1 style questions USMLE

1 questions

 A 58-year-old woman comes to the urgent care clinic due to worsening fatigue. She says that lately, she cannot complete her daily tasks without needing to take breaks. She has a past medical history of osteoarthritis for the past 15 years, for which she takes ibuprofen and duloxetine. She also has abdominal discomfort for which she has been taking calcium carbonate with mild relief. Physical exam shows an overweight woman with pale sclera, poor capillary refill, and bilateral 1+ pitting edema of the lower extremities. Which of the following disease processes would most closely mimic the cause of this patient’s swollen legs?