Albumin and IgG turnover in ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease
A decreased serum albumin is almost invariably present in chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Although an abnormal intestinal protein loss is well documented it is not known to what extent it contributes to the hypoalbuminaemia, since no reports published so far have compared the size of protein loss with albumin synthesis.
KeywordsUlcerative Colitis Faecal Excretion Protein Loss Serum Albumin Concentration Synthetic Rate
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