Ménétrier’s disease in childhood: a case report
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Ménétrier’s disease (MD) is a protein-losing gastropathy characterized by gastric hypertrophy, foveolar hyperplasia and hypoalbuminemia. MD is uncommon in childhood with nonspecific clinical symptoms, and the exact cause of pediatric MD is still unclear.

Here, presents a case of a 4 year and 10-month boy presenting with MD. The patient suffered with vomiting, abdominal pain, hypoproteinemia and edema. Laboratory tests showed that the boy was infected with Clostridium difficile (CD). Gastrointestinal endoscopy revealed giant gastric folds, and histological gastric biopsies showed foveolar hyperplasia with glandular atrophy, infiltration of eosinophils in the lamina propria of the patient. Finally, the boy was recovered after supportive therapy with intravenous albumin and CD eradication.

For the nonspecific clinical symptoms of MD, gastrointestinal endoscopic evaluations with gastric tissue biopsies are required to establish the diagnosis of MD in children with unexplained hypoalbuminemia.

Source: https://bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12887-020-2005-6
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