Celiac disease and tropical sprue

Alberto Rubio-Tapia, Joseph A. Murray

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Celiac disease and tropical sprue are the most frequent enteropathies that cause the malabsorption syndrome. While the pathophysiology of these disorders is quite different, some clinical manifestations, but especially the histologic fi ndings, 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 fi ndings 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
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781444328417
ISBN (Print)9781405182744
StatePublished - Aug 31 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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