Age-related association of small intestinal mucosal enteropathy with nutritional status in rural Gambian children.

@article{Campbell2002AgerelatedAO,
  title={Age-related association of small intestinal mucosal enteropathy with nutritional status in rural Gambian children.},
  author={David Ian Campbell and Peter G. Lunn and Marinos Elia},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={88 5},
  pages={499-505}
}
Small bowel enteropathy (assessed by the lactulose (L) : mannitol (M) permeability test) is a major factor in infant growth faltering and malnutrition in The Gambia. However, little is known about its persistence and nutritional effect beyond 2 years of age. This was addressed by two cross-sectional studies of intestinal permeability and nutritional status in 162 residents, aged 2-60 years, living in three villages in rural Gambia. L:M ratio was found to be highest in the youngest children and… CONTINUE READING

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