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Glossary for Steatorrhea

Medical terms related to Steatorrhea or mentioned in this section include:

  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Abetalipoproteinemia: A rare genetic disorder involving fat metabolism. The disorder is also known as Bassen-Kornzweig syndrome. Signs of the disease include acanthocytosis, little or no serum beta-lipoproteins and hypocholesterolemia. In severe cases, steatorrhea, ataxia, nystagmus, motor incoordination and retinitis pigmentosa may also occur.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bowel movements: Changes in type or frequency of bowel motions
  • Bowel problems: Symptoms affecting the bowel
  • Byler Disease: A rare inherited conditions where bile is unable to drain from the liver where it builds up and causes progressive liver damage. The conditions has an early onset and usually leads to end-stage liver disease by the end of the second decade.
  • Celiac Disease: Digestive intolerance to gluten in the diet.
  • Childhood liver cancer, primary: Cancer that develops in the tissue of the liver in children.
  • Cholestasis, progressive familial intrahepatic 1: A rare inherited condition where bile is unable to drain from the liver where it builds up and causes progressive liver damage.
  • Cholestasis, progressive familial intrahepatic 2: A rare inherited condition where bile is unable to drain from the liver where it builds up and causes progressive liver damage. The condition has an early onset and usually leads to end-stage liver disease by the end of the second decade. The various types of this condition differ in the origin of the genetic defect (liver-specific ATP-binding cassette transporter on chromosome 2q24). Type 2 is also associated with an increased risk of liver cancer in the first few years of life.
  • Cholestasis, progressive familial intrahepatic 3: A rare inherited condition where bile is unable to drain from the liver where it builds up and causes progressive liver damage. The condition has an early onset and usually leads to end-stage liver disease by the end of the second decade. The various types of this condition differ in the origin of the genetic defect (liver-specific ATP-binding cassette transporter on chromosome 2q24). Type 2 is also associated with an increased risk of liver cancer in the first few years of life.
  • Chylomicron retention disease with Marinesco-Sjogren syndrome: A rare condition characterized by abnormal lipid metabolism, vitamin E deficiency, incoordination and short stature.
  • 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.
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency, Dyserythropoietic Anemia, And Calvarial Hyperostosis: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by anemia, pancreatic dysfunction and abnormal skull calcification.
  • Food Allergy -- milk: A milk allergy is an adverse reaction by the body's immune system to milk or food containing milk. The body's immune system produces immunoglobulin E (IgE - an antibody) and histamine in response to contact with the allergen. The specific symptoms that can result can vary considerably amongst patients from a severe anaphylactic reaction to asthma, abdominal symptoms, eczema or headaches.
  • Giardia: Contagious parasitic digestive infection
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Intestinal lymphangiectasis: A dilated intestinal lymph vessel. Symptoms depend on the location and extent of the abnormality. It may be a congenital or acquired condition.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Liver cancer: The occurrence of malignancy that occurs in the liver
  • Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
  • Lymphangiectasis: Dilation of lymphatic vessels.
  • Malabsorption: Dysfunctional absorption
  • Occupational Cancer -- Liver cancer: Occupational exposure to vinyl chloride can increase the risk of developing liver cancer.
  • Odor symptoms: Any of various body scents
  • PFIC: A rare inherited condition where bile is unable to drain from the liver where it builds up and causes progressive liver damage. End-stage liver disease usually occurs before adulthood. There are three different subtypes of the disorder, each with a different genetic origin of the defect.
  • Pancreatitis: Any inflammation that occurs in the pancreas
  • Sprue: Malabsorption digestive syndrome
  • Stool color: Stool color changes as a symptom
  • Stool odor: Stool odor changes as a symptom
  • Stool symptoms: Changes to stool such as diarrhea
  • Unusual facies, Myelodysplasia and immunodeficiency: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by an unusual facial appearance, myelodysplasia and immunodeficiency.
  • Whipple's Disease: Rare malabsorption disease from bacterial digestive infection
  • Zollinger-Ellison syndrome: A rare disorder where excessive levels of the hormone gastrin are released into the stomach which increases stomach acidity which results in peptic ulcer development. A hormone secreting pancreatic or duodenal tumor is usually the cause.

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