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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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WILCHES-LUNA, Alejandra et al. Two cases of Menétrier’s disease in children. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2018, vol.33, n.3, pp.312-317. ISSN 0120-9957.

We present two cases of Menétrier’s Disease (MS) referred to our institution due to edema. The prevalence of this disease is low. It is a hypertrophic gastropathy which causes loss of proteins and which has unknown causes in the majority of cases although it has been associated with infectious processes. It is characterized by edema, hypoproteinemia, hypoalbuminemia. In childhood it is benign and self-limited.

Keywords : Menétrier’s disease (ME); protein-losing gastroenteropathy; edematous syndrome; hypoalbuminemia; hypertrophic gastritis.

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