Tropical sprue

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A form of primary malabsorption syndrome, linked to the tropical regions of Southeast Asia, India and the Caribbean.

Etiology[edit | edit source]

Not yet fully understood, probably a combination of factors. Climate burden, vitamin deficiency caused by a one-sided diet, infectious diseases and food toxins play a major role .

Clinical manifestation[edit | edit source]

Diagnosis[edit | edit source]

In combination with anamnestic data and enterobiopsis.

Therapy[edit | edit source]

Climate change is needed, treatement with broad-spectrum antibiotics.

References[edit | edit source]

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Bibliography[edit | edit source]

  • JIRÁSEK, Václav – BRODANOVÁ, Marie – MAREČEK, Zdeněk. Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie. 1. edition. Praha : Galén, 2002. ISBN 80-7262-139-4.