Malabsorption Syndromes

  title={Malabsorption Syndromes},
  author={Julio C{\'e}sar Bai},
  pages={530 - 546}
  • J. Bai
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • Digestion
Background/Aims: Malabsorption syndromes commonly result from a pathological interference of the normal digestive process. There have been major advances in the last 4 years. The purpose of this review is to highlight in the form of a brief summary the most outstanding information available. Methods: The review was performed based on a medical literature search using MEDLINE (1993–1997), bibliographic reviews of book chapters and review articles. As a consequence of the extensive information… Expand
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Historical and archaeological perspectives on childhood mortality and morbidity in a henequen hacienda in Yucatán at the turn of the 20th century
ABSTRACT Workers and their families in haciendas in the Yucatán, Mexico, at the turn of the twentieth century experienced very poor living conditions, characterized by diseases and high infantExpand


Idiopathic bile acid malabsorption: long-term outcome.
Fifty per cent of the patients in the survey have remitted spontaneously and no longer require medication with bile acid chelators or anti-diarrhoeal agents, and should be diagnosed only after malignancy and inflammatory bowel disease have been excluded by rigorous investigations. Expand
Primary bile acid malabsorption. Histologic and immunologic study in three patients.
All 3 patients with a history of chronic watery diarrhea demonstrated evidence of abnormal immune function, including the presence of serum autoantibodies, circulating immune complexes, and hypocomplementemia, which should be called primary bile acid malabsorption. Expand
Bile acid malabsorption in AIDS-associated chronic diarrhea: a prospective 1-year study.
Data from this 1-yr prospective study are of clinical importance for the pathogenetic study of AIDS-associated chronic diarrhea and for specific treatment with cholestyramine. Expand
Bile acid malabsorption in Crohn's disease and indications for its assessment using SeHCAT.
The prevalence of bile acid malabsorption in this selected group of patients with Crohn's disease is sufficiently high to justify performing the SeHCAT test in order to separate the various differential diagnoses. Expand
Tropical sprue and subclinical enteropathy: a vision for the nineties.
There is a group of gastrointestinal disorders mainly affecting the small intestine of individuals predominantly living in and less often visiting or returning from the Third World, usually the tropics, and ranging from asymptomatic structural and/or functional abnormalities of the gastrointestinal mucosa to a fully symptomatic condition highlighted by malabsorption of nutrients. Expand
Familial selective vitamin B12 malabsorption (Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome) in a pool of Turkish patients.
Variations among patients in the age of presentation, degree of impairment of vitamin B12 absorption, and presence or absence of proteinuria suggest a heterogeneity in etiology of Imerslund-Gräsbeck syndrome at the molecular level. Expand
Persisting diarrhoea and malabsorption.
This review does not deal specifically with causes of chronic diarrhoeal disease in the indigenous populations of tropical and subtropical countries; these include ileocaecal tuberculosis, Mediterranean and Burkitt's lymphomas, Kala-azar, chronic calcific pancreatitis, chronic liver disease, severe protein malnutrition, and pellagra. Expand
Post-cholecystectomy diarrhea: evidence of bile acid malabsorption assessed by SeHCAT test.
It is concluded that BAM is an important etiopathogenetic factor in PCD that responds favorably to cholestyramine and the SeHCAT test, essential for a differential diagnosis between PCD and the irritable bowel syndrome. Expand
The clinical relevance of lactose malabsorption in irritable bowel syndrome
A substantial number of IBS patients showed a clinically unrecognized lactose malabsorption, which could not be discriminated by symptoms and dietary history, and which can be treated with a lactuse-restricted diet. Expand
Omeprazole Therapy Causes Malabsorption of Cyanocobalamin (Vitamin B12)
The effect of omeprazole on cyanocobalamin absorption is analyzed, because neurologic disorders caused by cyanOCobalamin deficiency are often irreversible and can occur in the absence of any hematologic abnormalities. Expand