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Malabsorption syndromes in the tropics

V.I. Mathan

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.151008

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Malabsorption syndromes in the tropics

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Causes of secondary malabsorption that are mainly prevalent in the tropics include (1) progressive wasting in people infected with HIV, which is known as ‘slim disease’; (2) various infections—protozoal (e.g. Gardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum), helminthic (e.g Capillaria philippinensis, Strongyloides stercoralis), bacterial (Mycobacterium tuberculosis...

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Subjects: Gastroenterology

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