Does your patient have bile acid malabsorption?

John K. Dibaise

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Bile acid malabsorption is a common but underrecognized cause of chronic watery diarrhea, resulting in an incorrect diagnosis in many patients and interfering and delaying proper treatment. In this review, the synthesis, enterohepatic circulation, and function of bile acids are briefly reviewed followed by a discussion of bile acid malabsorption. Diagnostic and treatment options are also provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10-24
Number of pages15
JournalPractical Gastroenterology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2020

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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