Malabsorption syndrome (MAS) of unknown/infectious etiology occurring primarily in patients in the tropics and subtropics: diagnosis likely if (1):
Typical clinical presentation
Diarrhea (usually chronic)
Night blindness (vitamin A deficiency)
Ecchymoses (vitamin K defi...
Correct nutritional deficiencies (e.g., vitamin B12, folic acid).
Replace fluids, electrolytes; transfuse as necessary.
Relapsing symptoms and malnutrition pos...
Celiac Disease; Diarrhea, Chronic
Algorithm: Diarrhea, Chronic
Tropical sprue is a chronic diarrheal disease endemic to certain areas, characterized by malabsorption of nutrients, particularly vitamin B12 and folate.
Endoscopic biopsy of the small ...
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