Use of the lactulose to mannitol ratio to evaluate childhood environmental enteric dysfunction: a systematic review.

Abstract

Childhood gut dysfunction (enteropathy) is common in resource-poor environments. Stunting is its presumed major consequence. Identification of biomarkers of gut dysfunction could identify the presence of, and, ideally, assess interventions for, enteropathy. Classically, enteropathy has been identified histopathologically. However, less invasive assays may… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciu541

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