Protein losing enteropathy with mucosal erosion is seen in? – Medicine MCQ

Protein losing enteropathy with mucosal erosion is seen in?
A. Lymphoma
B. Coeliac disease
C. Menetrier’s disease
D. Systemic lupus erythematosus

Correct answer : A. Lymphoma

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  • Causes of protein losing enteropathy with mucosal erosion are Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, radiation damage and lymphoma.
  • Coeliac disease, Menetrier’s disease and systemic lupus erythematosus can cause protein losing enteropathy without mucosal erosion.

Ref: Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd edition, p886
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