Recent advances in the understanding of bile acid malabsorption.

  title={Recent advances in the understanding of bile acid malabsorption.},
  author={Sanjeev S Pattni and J R F Walters},
  journal={British medical bulletin},
INTRODUCTION Bile acid malabsorption (BAM) is a syndrome of chronic watery diarrhoea with excess faecal bile acids. Disruption of the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids following surgical resection is a common cause of BAM. The condition is easily diagnosed by the selenium homocholic acid taurine (SeHCAT) test and responds to bile acid sequestrants. Idiopathic BAM (IBAM, primary bile acid diarrhoea) is the condition where no definitive cause for low SeHCAT retention can be identified… CONTINUE READING