Protein-losing enteropathy

Key Information

Appropriate Tests

 

Full blood count, Blood film, White cell count differential, Protein, Albumin; Protein electrophoresis, Immunoglobulins G, A, M, Alpha-1-antitrypsin clearance, Gastrointestinal tract biopsy, if indicated.

Coeliac disease

 

Crohn's disease

 

Ulcerative colitis

 

Intestinal lymphoma (non-Hodgkin)

See Lymphoma (non-Hodgkin)

Intestinal lymphangiectasia

 

Gastric/colonic carcinoma

Gastrointestinal tract biopsy