A Case of Protein Losing Enteropathy - Intestinal Lymphangiectasia

  • P Baburaj Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institiute, Thrissur
  • R Anand Jubilee Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur
  • B L Harikrishnan Jubilee Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur
Keywords: Lymphangiectasia, Edema, Rupture of Lymphatics

Abstract

Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia (PIL) is a rare disorder of unknown etiology characterized by diffuse or localized dilation and eventual rupture of the enteric lymphatic vessels in mucosa, submucosal, and/or subserosa. The main symptom is variable degrees of pitting edema of bilateral lower limbs.

Author Biographies

P Baburaj, Jubilee Mission Medical College and Research Institiute, Thrissur

Professor and Unit Chief, Department of Medicine

R Anand, Jubilee Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur

Senior Resident,Department of Medicine

B L Harikrishnan, Jubilee Medical College and Research Institute, Thrissur

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Published
2018-09-27