[Biological study of a case of analbuminemia]

Sem Hop. 1983 Jan 13;59(2):124-8.
[Article in French]


A new case of analbuminemia in a fifty-four-year-old French woman is described. The patient was admitted to a hospital cardiology department for thoracic pain. Consanguinity between the patient's parents was established. Proteins were studied both during the acute phase and the subsequent remission. Total serum protein concentrations were stable, around 5.3 g. Hypoalbuminemia was compensated initially by alpha-2-globulins and subsequently by beta globulins. Increases in serum cholesterol and serum beta lipoproteins were recorded. Hydroelectrolytic balance was normal. Orthostatic renin and aldosterone release was significantly increased, denoting response to lowered hydrostatic pressure. A minor increase in serum thyroxin was recorded, probably because of the increase in thyroxin binding globulin.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bilirubin / blood
  • Blood Proteins / analysis
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lipids / blood
  • Middle Aged
  • Serum Albumin / deficiency*
  • Thyroid Hormones / blood
  • Water-Electrolyte Balance


  • Blood Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Serum Albumin
  • Thyroid Hormones
  • Bilirubin