Lysinuric protein intolerance masquerading as celiac disease: A case report Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Neoplasms
  • Spinal Neoplasms

abstract

  • A 5 1/2-year-old boy presented with delayed growth, chronic diarrhea, and hypoproteinemia. Clinical presentation, initial laboratory data, and evaluation of an intestinal biopsy specimen suggested a diagnosis of celiac disease. Symptoms did not resolve on a gluten-free diet. The development of hyperammonemia prompted further studies that led to the diagnosis of lysinuric protein intolerance. Lysinuric protein intolerance, although a rare disorder, should be included in the differential diagnosis of conditions associated with intestinal villous atrophy.

publication date

  • March 4, 1998

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0022-3476(98)70502-5

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 153

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 132

number

  • 1