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Diseases » Malabsorption » Summary
 

What is Malabsorption?

What is Malabsorption?

Malabsorption is a condition in which the body does not effectively absorb nutrients from food in the small intestine. Malabsorption can be ...more »

  • Malabsorption: Failure to digest nutrients properly.
  • Malabsorption: abnormal absorption of nutrients from the digestive tract.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Malabsorption: Introduction

Types of Malabsorption:

Broader types of Malabsorption:

How serious is Malabsorption?

Complications of Malabsorption: see complications of Malabsorption

What causes Malabsorption?

Causes of Malabsorption: see causes of Malabsorption

What are the symptoms of Malabsorption?

Symptoms of Malabsorption: see symptoms of Malabsorption

Complications of Malabsorption: see complications of Malabsorption

Malabsorption: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Malabsorption.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Malabsorption.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Malabsorption: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Malabsorption.
Treatments for Malabsorption: see treatments for Malabsorption

Society issues for Malabsorption


Hospitalization statistics for Malabsorption: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Malabsorption:

  • 0.036% (4,617) of hospital consultant episodes were for intestinal malabsorption in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 94% of hospital consultant episodes for intestinal malabsorption required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 34% of hospital consultant episodes for intestinal malabsorption were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 64% of hospital consultant episodes for intestinal malabsorption were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 10% of hospital consultant episodes for intestinal malabsorption required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 8 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for intestinal malabsorption in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for intestinal malabsorption in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Organs Affected by Malabsorption:

Organs and body systems related to Malabsorption include:

Name of Malabsorption

Main name of condition: Malabsorption

Malabsorption: Related Conditions

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