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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2003 Sep;6(2):208-214. Korean.
Published online Sep 30, 2003.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.2003.6.2.208
Copyright © 2003 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Juvenile Polyposis Presented with Protein Losing Enteropathy
Bo Young Kang,* Seung Jeong Han,* Ji Eun Lee,* Sun Kun Choi, Jun Mi Kim, Young Jin Hong,* and Byong Kwan Son*
*Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Surgery, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Inha University, Incheon, Korea.
Abstract

Juvenile polyposis is an uncommon condition characterized by the development of multiple juvenile polyps predominantly in the colon but also in the rest of the gastrointestinal tract. Patients with juvenile polyposis commonly present with rectal bleeding, diarrhea, abdominal pain, anemia, prolapse of the polyp. We experienced a juvenile polyposis in a 7 year-old male patient with protein losing enteropathy who was diagnosed by 99MTc-human serum albumin abdominal scintigraphy, colonoscopy, and small bowel series. Proctocolectomy with ileostomy was performed and then protein losing enteropathy was resolved.

Keywords: Juvenile polyposis; Protein losing enteropathy