Celiac Disease and Tropical Sprue

Alberto Rubio Tapia, Joseph A. Murray

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Abstract

Celiac disease and tropical sprue are the most frequent enteropathies that cause the malabsorption syndrome. While the pathophysiology among these disorders is quite different; some clinical manifestations but especially the histologic findings could be similar or even indistinguishable. This review summarizes recent advances in the diagnosis of celiac disease and tropical sprue with especial emphasis in the different clinical features and laboratory findings that may help in the differentiation of the sprue syndromes. Practical diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms are presented based on the most important clinical facts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPractical Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Subtitle of host publicationSmall and Large Intestine and Pancreas
PublisherWiley-Blackwell
Pages252-257
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781405182744
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

Keywords

  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Intestine
  • Malabsorption
  • Sprue
  • Villous atrophy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Rubio Tapia, A., & Murray, J. A. (2010). Celiac Disease and Tropical Sprue. In Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology: Small and Large Intestine and Pancreas (pp. 252-257). Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444328417.ch36