Tropical sprue is an acquired chronic diarrheal disorder of unclear etiology affecting residents of and visitors to tropical regions. Patients usually present with . English Spanish online dictionary Term Bank, translate words and terms with different pronunciation options. ESPRUE TROPICAL trastorno de diarrea crónica con mala absorción y deficiencia nutricional etiología desconocida regiones tropicales.

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Indian J Gastroenterol 24 23— Gastroenterol Clin North Am 25 — Symptomatic chronic infection of the small bowel leads to malabsorption.

Am J Gastroenterol 92 — William Hillary and sprue in the Caribbean: The following investigation results are suggestive:. Best Pract Espeue Clin Gastroenterol 19 — Vitamin B 12 and folate deficiency, rarely iron deficiency.

Gastroenterology 58 — Nutrition in Crohn’s disease. In a child, it is appropriate to ask for a tropkcal of gluten sensitivity and screen for coeliac sprue.

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Tropical sprue and megaloblastic anaemia, Wellcome Trust collaborative study. Infect Immun 72 — Indian J Med Res — It has undoubtedly held a continuing fascination for physicians because of the challenge of its etiology, which is still unsolved despite decades of laboratory research and clinical investigations. Pediatr Infect Dis J 23 — It had been known for some time, following the discovery of new lands in the 15th and 16th centuries and their subsequent colonization, that some of the Europeans who came to live on these tropical islands of the Americas were afflicted with a new disease.

Chronic diarrhoea and malabsorption are seen in a small proportion of infected people. The most common infection noted in these patients is with the protozoan G intestinalis.

Tropical malabsorption

Recent travel to this region is a key factor in diagnosing this disease in residents of countries esprrue of that geographical region. Bull World Health Organ 79 — Primary malabsorption Tropical enteropathy The mucosa of the small intestine of residents of the tropics is structurally different from that of residents of temperate countries.


Gut 44 — Trlpical 29 — Clin Microbiol Rev 5 — Lancet 1 13— Seasonal gastroenteritis and malabsorption at an American military base in the Philippines: Malabsorption following the acute illness. These may comprise using only bottled water for drinking, brushing teeth, and washing food, and avoiding fruits washed with tap water or consuming only peeled fruits, such as bananas and oranges. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 9 — Lancet 1 — This disease, subsequently known as tropical sprue, was soon recognized in established European communities in India, Ceylon and the Dutch East Indies as well.

Trop Gastroenterol 22 — Gut 54 — Curr Infect Dis Rep 8 91—