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Definition of Enteropathy, protein-losing

Enteropathy, protein-losing: A condition in which an excessive amount of plasma protein is lost into the intestine. Protein-losing enteropathy can be due to diverse causes, including celiac sprue, extensive ulceration of the intestine, intestinal lymphatic blockage, and infiltration of leukemic cells into the intestinal wall.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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