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[Chronic diarrhea in malabsorption].

Authors
  • al-Taie, O
Type
Published Article
Journal
MMW Fortschritte der Medizin
Publication Date
Oct 30, 2003
Volume
145
Issue
44
Pages
29–33
Identifiers
PMID: 14655503
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Chronic diarrhea with malassimilation is a symptom of numerous diseases ranging from celiac disease to lactate intolerance to chronic inflammatory bowel disease. Accordingly, they require an arsenal of diagnostic options. Clarification of the situation involves history-taking, a clinical examination, orientating and specific laboratory investigations, and imaging procedures, in particular ultrasound and endoscopy. Function tests such as the xylose-tolerance test, the H2 breath test or the various pancreas function tests are available as adjunctive options where indicated.

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