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Faecal excretion of alpha-1-antitrypsin in acute diarrhoea.
  1. M Mäki,
  2. A Harmoinen,
  3. T Vesikari,
  4. J K Visakorpi


    High levels of faecal alpha-1-antitrypsin were found in children suffering from acute rotavirus diarrhoea and in children with diarrhoea in whom no microbial pathogen could be established. The results suggest that transient protein-losing enteropathy is common in acute childhood diarrhoea and may influence the outcome of the disease.

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