Henry Ford Hospital Medical Journal


A patient is reported with histologically proven intestinal lymphangiectasia and protein losing enteropathy. The gastrointestinal protein loss and the effect of low fat diet have been demonstrated. The morphological abnormalities with radiological and lymphangiographic findings are discussed. Immunological studies are analyzed. These patients may have normal function both humoral and cellular, in spite of fairly advanced disease. Also the new hereto unreported association of Graves' Disease and intestinal lymphangiectasia has been brought out.