Which molecular processes have a role in the pathogenesis of hypoalbuminemia?

Updated: Sep 11, 2020
  • Author: Ruben Peralta, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Michael R Pinsky, MD, CM, Dr(HC), FCCP, FAPS, MCCM  more...
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Serum albumin levels are dependent on the rate of synthesis, the amount secreted from the liver cell, the distribution in body fluids, and the level of degradation. Hypoalbuminemia results from a derangement in one or more of these processes.


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