Journal article

The association of protein-losing enteropathy with cobalamin C defect

C Ellaway, J Christodoulou, R Kamath, K Carpenter, B Wilcken

JOURNAL OF INHERITED METABOLIC DISEASE | KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL | Published : 1998

Abstract

We report a male infant with cobalamin C defect whose clinical course was complicated by diarrhoea suggestive of a protein-losing enteropathy, failure to thrive, macrocytosis and thrombocytopenia which resolved with hydroxocobalamin treatment. Protein-losing enteropathy has not previously been reported in association with cobalamin C defect and, if unrecognized, could cause considerable morbidity.