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Glossary for Tropical sprue

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Allergy-like conditions: Medical conditions with similar effects to those of allergies.
  • Autoimmune diseases: A group of disorders in which the primary cause is the an inflammatory reaction caused by the body's own immune system attacking tissues
  • Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
  • Chronic diarrhea: Chronic diarrhea is long-term, ongoing lose, watery and frequent stools.
  • Chronic digestive conditions: The chronic digestive conditions include Bowel Cancer, Coeliac Disease, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Diverticular disease, Flatulence, Haemorrhoids, Indigestion and heartburn, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease and ulcerative colitis), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Lactose Intolerance, Ulcers
  • Clonorchiasis: Infection with the Chinese liver fluke called Clonchorchis sinensis. Infection usually results from ingesting contaminated fish and crayfish. The infection primarily affects the liver as the flukes tend to occupy the biliary ducts of the liver. Recurring infections can cause more severe symptoms. Infection with this fluke is endemic in Asia but can occur occasionally in countries such as the US though the source of contamination is food from Asia.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Diarrhea: Loose or watery stool.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Foul-smelling stool: The occurrence of stool that has an offensive smell
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Intestinal Conditions: Conditions that affect the intestines
  • Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is the inability to metabolize lactose, a sugar found in milk and other dairy products, because the required enzyme lactase is absent in the intestinal system or its availability is lowered.
  • Malabsorption syndrome: is an alteration in the ability of the intestine to absorb nutrients adequately into the bloodstream
  • Mucus membrane conditions: Medical conditions affecting any of the mucus membranes.
  • Pale stool: Unusual paleness of stool
  • Sprue: Malabsorption digestive syndrome
  • Stool symptoms: Changes to stool such as diarrhea
  • Traveler's diarrhea: Various diarrheal conditions often caught on international travel.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.
  • Vasculitis: Inflammation of a blood or lymph vessel
  • Weight loss: Loss of body weight.
  • Whipworm: Any nematode of the genus trichuris

 

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