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What is Tropical sprue?

What is Tropical sprue?

  • Tropical sprue: A rare digestive disease where the small intestine can't absorb nutrients properly.
  • Tropical sprue: chronic malabsorption syndrome occuring mainly in residents of or visitors to the tropics or subtropics; failed intestinal absorption of nutrients results in malnutrition and anemia due to folate deficiency.
    Source - Diseases Database

Tropical sprue: Introduction

Types of Tropical sprue:

Broader types of Tropical sprue:

How serious is Tropical sprue?

Prognosis of Tropical sprue: good response to treatment
Complications of Tropical sprue: see complications of Tropical sprue

What causes Tropical sprue?

Causes of Tropical sprue: see causes of Tropical sprue

What are the symptoms of Tropical sprue?

Symptoms of Tropical sprue: see symptoms of Tropical sprue

Complications of Tropical sprue: see complications of Tropical sprue

Tropical sprue: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tropical sprue.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tropical sprue.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Tropical sprue: see treatments for Tropical sprue
Research for Tropical sprue: see research for Tropical sprue

Name and Aliases of Tropical sprue

Main name of condition: Tropical sprue

Other names or spellings for Tropical sprue:

aphthae tropical, Ceylon sore mouth, Cochin China diarrhea

Tropical sprue: Related Conditions

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