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Clinical Features of Tropical Sprue (Tropical Diarrheal Malabsorption Syndrome)

Specialty:

Gastroenterology
Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology

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Description:

Tropical sprue (tropical diarrheal malabsorption syndrome) occurs in many parts of the developing world. Its cause is unknown but may involve chronic infection with enteric bacteria mixed with malnutrition and the immune responses to the infection.

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