Waldmann disease

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Waldmann disease

Waldmann disease is a digestive disorder characterized abnormally enlarged lymph vessels supplying the lining of the small intestine.  The cause of Waldmann disease is unknown. Signs of Waldmann disease include loss of lymphatic fluid into the gastrointestinal tract, protein-losing enteropathy, too little albumin in the blood, reduced levels of antibodies, and immunodeficiency. Symptoms include swelling in the legs and abdominal discomfort. For many patients, treatment of Waldmann disease involves long term diet therapy.
 

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[Waldmann disease and pregnancy].
 

Author(s): M P Quemere, G Descargues, E Verspyck, L Marpeau

Journal: J Gynecol Obstet Biol Reprod (Paris). 2000 Sep;29(5):517-9.

 

Waldman disease, also called intestinal lymphangiectasis, is a protein-loosing enteropathy caused by anomalous intestinal lymphatic canals. The condition is transmitted by autosomal dominant inheritance. Diet therapy including medium chain triglycerides improves the disease course. ...

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2000

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