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Document type:
journal article 
Author(s):
Lenz, D; Hambsch, J; Schneider, P; Häusler, HJ; Sauer, U; Hess, J; Tárnok, A 
Title:
Protein-losing enteropathy in patients with Fontan circulation: is it triggered by infection? 
Abstract:
INTRODUCTION: Protein-losing enteropathy (PLE) is a recognised complication of the Fontan circulation. Its pathogenesis is not fully understood, however, and it is unclear why its onset occurs months or even years after Fontan surgery. PATIENTS: We report a 4.5-year-old girl with Fontan circulation who developed PLE almost 1 year after surgery. At the time of onset the patient had rotavirus enteritis and streptococcal tonsillitis. We have reviewed the records of seven other patients with longsta...    »
 
Journal title abbreviation:
Crit Care 
Year:
2003 
Journal volume:
Journal issue:
Pages contribution:
185-90 
Language:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
1364-8535 
TUM Institution:
Klinik für Kinderkardiologie und angeborene Herzfehler