Hypoalbuminemia

Jump to: navigation, search
Hypoalbuminemia
ICD-9 273.8

WikiDoc Resources for Hypoalbuminemia

Articles

Most recent articles on Hypoalbuminemia

Most cited articles on Hypoalbuminemia

Review articles on Hypoalbuminemia

Articles on Hypoalbuminemia in N Eng J Med, Lancet, BMJ

Media

Powerpoint slides on Hypoalbuminemia

Images of Hypoalbuminemia

Photos of Hypoalbuminemia

Podcasts & MP3s on Hypoalbuminemia

Videos on Hypoalbuminemia

Evidence Based Medicine

Cochrane Collaboration on Hypoalbuminemia

Bandolier on Hypoalbuminemia

TRIP on Hypoalbuminemia

Clinical Trials

Ongoing Trials on Hypoalbuminemia at Clinical Trials.gov

Trial results on Hypoalbuminemia

Clinical Trials on Hypoalbuminemia at Google

Guidelines / Policies / Govt

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse on Hypoalbuminemia

NICE Guidance on Hypoalbuminemia

NHS PRODIGY Guidance

FDA on Hypoalbuminemia

CDC on Hypoalbuminemia

Books

Books on Hypoalbuminemia

News

Hypoalbuminemia in the news

Be alerted to news on Hypoalbuminemia

News trends on Hypoalbuminemia

Commentary

Blogs on Hypoalbuminemia

Definitions

Definitions of Hypoalbuminemia

Patient Resources / Community

Patient resources on Hypoalbuminemia

Discussion groups on Hypoalbuminemia

Patient Handouts on Hypoalbuminemia

Directions to Hospitals Treating Hypoalbuminemia

Risk calculators and risk factors for Hypoalbuminemia

Healthcare Provider Resources

Symptoms of Hypoalbuminemia

Causes & Risk Factors for Hypoalbuminemia

Diagnostic studies for Hypoalbuminemia

Treatment of Hypoalbuminemia

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

CME Programs on Hypoalbuminemia

International

Hypoalbuminemia en Espanol

Hypoalbuminemia en Francais

Business

Hypoalbuminemia in the Marketplace

Patents on Hypoalbuminemia

Experimental / Informatics

List of terms related to Hypoalbuminemia

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

Synonyms and Keywords: low albumin; low serum albumin; reduced albumin; hypoalbuminism;

Overview

Hypoalbuminemia is a medical condition where levels of albumin in blood serum are abnormally low. It is a specific form of hypoproteinemia.

Pathophysiology

Albumin is a major protein in the human body, making up about 60% of total human plasma protein by mass. Many hormones, drugs, and other molecules are mostly bound to albumin in the bloodstream and must be released before becoming biologically active.

Albumin is synthesized in the liver, and low serum albumin may be indicative of liver failure or diseases such as cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis. Hypoalbuminemia can also present as part of the nephrotic syndrome, in which protein is lost in the urine due to kidney damage. Low albumin levels can be an indicator of chronic malnutrition.

Causes

Causes in Alphabetical Order

Diagnosis

Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings

The serum albumin level is part of a standard panel of liver function tests. Levels below 3.5 grams per deciliter are generally considered low.


Linked-in.jpg