tropical sprue


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Synonyms for tropical sprue

a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults

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In our experience, these include celiac disease, Hpylorigastritis, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use, bacterial overgrowth, tropical sprue, and certain autoimmune diseases.
The cell population of the upper jejunal mucosa in tropical sprue and postinfective malabsorption.
Studies of intestinal lymphoid tissue, VII: the secondary nature of lymphoid cell "activation" in the jejunal lesion of tropical sprue.
n = 43 (%), n = 14 (%), n = 100 Celiac disease 4 (9) 3 (21) 18 (18) Tropical sprue 1 (2) 0 (0) 1 (1) Helicobacter 0 (0) 0 (0) 6 (6) pylori Bacterial 2 (5) 0 (0) 3 (3) overgrowth NSAID use 6 (14) 0 (0) 8 (8) Inflammatory 5 (12) 0 (0) 8 (8) bowel disease Autoimmune 6 (14) 0 (0) 6 (6) conditions Infection 0 (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) Unexplained 3 (7) 3 (21) 26 (26) Irritable bowel 4 (9) 2 (14) 20 (20) syndrome Other 12 (28) 6 (43) 4 (4) Abbreviation: NSAID, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs.
When I saw a specialist in the 1970s and he discovered what it was, he was mystified--because Tropical Sprue is rarely found in Africa.