The role of iron deficiency in protein-losing enteropathy following the fontan procedure

Anji T. Yetman, Melanie D. Everitt

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Abstract

We describe the case of an adult who developed protein-losing enteropathy 21 years after having undergone a Fontan procedure. Investigations revealed iron deficiency anemia which was treated with intravenous iron sucrose leading to resolution of both the anemia as well as symptoms of protein-losing enteropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-373
Number of pages4
JournalCongenital Heart Disease
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Anemia
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Fontan
  • Iron deficiency
  • Protein-losing enteropathy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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