Cases from the aerospace medicine resident teaching file. Case #59. A case of "unbearable" gremlinenteritis.

Abstract

A flight surgeon presents with severe diarrhea of sudden onset. The unusual cause could be traced to sorbitol, a common sweetener that is widely available and could easily affect many aviators. The symptoms are exacerbated in the aerospace environment and close investigation of the dietary history may be the only clue to this elusive diagnosis. 

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