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179 Possible Causes for Abdominal Distension, Hypoalbuminemia, Hypokalemia

  • Portal Cirrhosis

    He also had C/O abdominal distension and pedel edema.  Abdominal distension since 6 months.  K/C/O alcoholic liver disease, admitted for the same.  H/O pedal edema - pitting[slideshare.net] Leukonychia/Terry’s nails Horizontal white bands or proximal white nail plate Hypoalbuminemia Decrease in vascularity and an increase in connective tissue in the nail bed[pathophys.org] ., spontaneous bacterial peritonitis ) Gastrointestinal bleeding Constipation Portal vein thrombosis Hypovolemia /exsiccosis and electrolyte disturbances ( hypokalemia, hyponatremia[amboss.com]

  • Nephrotic Syndrome

    Eight years after LGD was detected, he complained of abdominal distension and pain. Stenosis of the upper rectum by an advanced rectal carcinoma was detected.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Neither study specifically addressed the management of hypoalbuminemia.[emedicine.medscape.com] Patients with this syndrome present with early onset of hypertension, hypokalemia, metabolic alkalosis, hyporeninemia and hypoaldosteronism, and a potassium-sparing diuretics[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Celiac Disease

    We report here a 6-year-old girl presenting with malaise, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, abdominal distension.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CASE PRESENTATION: We report a 3-year girl with chronic diarrhea, Hypoalbuminemia and exfoliative erythema.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This article describes a toddler who initially presented with recurrent diarrhea and weight loss with a significant secondary hypokalemia.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Cystic Fibrosis

    There was no significant difference at six months between cisapride and placebo for abdominal distension, MD -0.90 (95% CI -2.39 to 0.59) or abdominal pain, MD -0.4 (95% CI[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] mean 324 pg/ml) and metabolic alkalosis (pH 7.5-7.6, mean 7.56) in all the patients, and in four of them high blood level of aldosterone (74-560 pg/ml, mean 295.9 pg/ml), hypokalemia[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] abdominal distension.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    The remaining gases produced in the process cause the subsequent bloating and abdominal distension.[symptoma.com] One or more boratory alterations (increased erythrocyte sedimentaion rate, anemia, hypokalemia, and low serum albumin vel) were found in 62% of patients with organic diarrhea[doi.org] distension, flatulence Weight loss, fatigue Additional symptoms of specific deficiencies Partial (isolated) malabsorption : only symptoms specific to individual nutrient[amboss.com]

  • Lipoid Nephrosis

    A satisfactory response characterized by correction of hypoalbuminemia, clearance of proteinuria, and an increase of endogenous creatinine clearance occurred with corticosteroid[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Nephrotic range proteinuria without severe hypoalbuminemia was detected during the 25-day course of oliguric renal failure. Renal vein thrombosis was excluded.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, generalized edema, hyperlipidemia, and hypercholesterolemia).[pathwaymedicine.org]

  • Whipple Disease

    Chronic malabsorptive diarrhea leads to the poor absorption of fat, causing steatorrhea (fatty, offensive-smelling stool), flatulence, and abdominal distension.[en.wikipedia.org] Thus the stool analysis showing increased fecal fat (i.e. malabsorption) is a pointer towards Whipple's disease; the hypoalbuminemia coupled with examination findings of peripheral[prognosisapp.com] Furthermore, iron deficiency anemia, hypocalcemia, and hypoalbuminemia may be present as an expression of a malabsorption syndrome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Kwashiorkor

    distension (with/without dilated bowel loops and hepatomegaly) Round face (prominence of the cheeks, or “moon facies”) Thin, dry, peeling skin with confluent areas of scaling[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The child presented at 10 months of age with decreased weight for height, rash, hepatomegaly, edema, hypoproteinemia, hypoalbuminemia, anemia, hypoglycemia, and evidence of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most commonly seen imbalances are hypernatremia with hypokalemia. If hypokalemia is severe, it can result in decreased cardiac contractility, as well as hypotonia.[cancertherapyadvisor.com]

  • Ascites

    Here we report a case of a 46-year-old HIV positive female who presented to us with ascites and abdominal distension with peripheral eosinophilia and diagnosed as EGE.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] with cirrhosis unless both portal hypertension and hypoalbuminemia are present.[emedicine.medscape.com] […] diuresis depletes fluid from the intravascular compartment, especially when peripheral edema is absent; this depletion may cause renal failure or electrolyte imbalance (eg, hypokalemia[merckmanuals.com]

  • Heart Failure

    At each visit, healthcare providers should record the patient’s body weight and sitting and standing blood pressures and determine the degree of jugular venous distension[content.onlinejacc.org] Gámez-López, Mirian Moreno-Conde, María Cristina López-Ibáñez, Manuel Anguita-Sánchez, Ángel Gallego de la Sacristana, Francisco García-Catalán and Antonia Villar-Ráez , Hypoalbuminemia[dx.doi.org] […] failure can be confused with heart failure Heart failure can aggravate renal failure Renal failure possibly has to be monitored when administering ACE-inhibitors electrolytes Hypokalemia[flexikon.doccheck.com]

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