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Hypoalbuminaemia and coeliac disease
  1. V Tan1,
  2. D Stella2,
  3. H Frydenberg3,
  4. C Mow4,
  5. S Nandurkar1,5,
  6. P R Gibson1,5
  1. 1
    Department of Gastroenterology, Box Hill Hospital, Victoria, Australia
  2. 2
    Department of Radiology, The Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3
    Department of Surgery, Box Hill Hospital, Victoria, Australia
  4. 4
    Department of Pathology, Box Hill Hospital, Victoria, Australia
  5. 5
    Department of Medicine, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
  1. Professor P Gibson, Department of Medicine, Box Hill Hospital, Box Hill, Victoria 3128 Australia; peter.gibson{at}

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A 23-year-old woman was diagnosed with coeliac disease with positive serology and typical duodenal histology. A gluten-free diet was instituted. About 9 months later, she presented with bipedal oedema that developed overnight, associated with a fall in …

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