alexa Primary Intestinal Lymphangieactasia in a Child
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Journal of Gastrointestinal & Digestive System
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Case Report

Primary Intestinal Lymphangieactasia in a Child

Sumathi Bavanandam*, Nirmala Dheivamani and Bhaskar Raju

Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Institute of Child Health & Hospital for children, Chennai, India

Corresponding Author:
Sumathi Bavanandam
Senior Assistant Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology
Institute of Child Health & Hospital for Children, Chennai, India
Tel: 09841371490

Received date: March 11, 2016; Accepted date: June 05, 2016; Published date: June 15, 2016

Citation: Bavanandam S, Dheivamani N, Raju B (2016) Primary Intestinal Lymphangieactasia in a Child. J Gastrointest Dig Syst 6:446. doi:10.4172/2161-069X.1000446

Copyright: © 2016 Bavanandam S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



Primary intestinal lymphangiectasia is one of the causes of protein losing enteropathy in children. Three years old female child presented with anasarca, failure to thrive, anemia due to primary intestinal lymphangieactasia. Diagnosis was made by endoscopic finding with histopathology of small intestinal mucosa. She responded to diet therapy with medium chain triglycerides along with fat soluble vitamin supplementation. She is in clinical remission without loose stools, fluid retention with catch up growth on follow up period of three years till now.


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