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REINO BUELVAS, ALBERTO; GARCIA MONTOYA, ANDRÉS and VARELA AGUIRRE, GABRIEL JAIME. A 75 YEARS OLD MAN WITH EDEMA AND INFERIOR GASTROINTESTINAL BLEEDING. Iatreia [online]. 2004, vol.17, n.2, pp. 124-129. ISSN 0121-0793.
THE CASE OF A 75 year old man is presented. He consulted because of generalized edema and the diagnosis of nephrotic syndrome was done. Histologic study of a renal biopsy reported a glomerulopathy of minimal changes. Treatment with steroids improved of proteinuria, but on reducing the doses, proteinuria returned. In a second hospitalization deep venous thrombosis and gastrointestinal bleeding were diagnosed. A cava vein filter was implanted, colonoscopy was performed and Polyposis Coli was found. A non Hodgkin lymphoma compatible with MANTLE CELL lymphoma (lymphomatous polyposis) vs MALT lymphoma was reported in the colonic biopsy.
Keywords : LOWER INTESTINAL TRACT BLEEDING; DEEP VENOUS THROMBOSIS; MALT LYMPHOMA; NEPHROTIC SYNDROME.