Gastrointestinal haemorrhage in protein-losing enteropathy associated with the Fontan circulation

Seewoodhary, J.
May 2010
QJM: An International Journal of Medicine;May2010, Vol. 103 Issue 5, p347
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study on the gastrointestinal haemorrhage in protein-losing enteropathy linked with the Fonatan circulation. A 29-year-old woman was presented with a congenital double inlet left ventricle and pulmonary valvular stenosis. The authors postulate that the gastrointestinal blood loss was caused by the erythrocyte translocation through proinflammatory cytokine-mediated widened gap junctions.


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