Salvatore Accomando (1), Paola Gennaro (1), Paola Alga (1), Veronica Pellitteri (1), Claudia Albino (2), Giuseppe Gramaglia (2), Giovanni Corsello (1)
1Sezione di Pediatria, Dipartimento di Scienze per la promozione della Salute e Materno Infantile “G. D’Alessandro”, Università degli Studi di Palermo2U.O.C. di Pediatria Ospedale “S. Giovanni di Dio” di Agrigento
G. is a 14 years old boy who was admitted for recurrent episodes of generalized oedema and weight gain. Hypoalbuminemia was present. All hepatic causes of hypoalbuminemia were excluded. Similarly, kidney disorders were ruled out. So the gastrointestinal tube was investigated and the cause of protein leakage finally discovered.