Tropical sprue (TS) is a syndrome characterized by acute or chronic diarrhea, weight loss, and malabsorption of nutrients. It occurs in residents. Tropical Sprue; Kwashiorkor. Sprue, both tropical and nontropical, has been a subject of great interest to the medical community ever Sp: Esprue tropical. Tropical sprue is a chronic diarrheal disease, possibly of infectious origin, that involves the small intestine and is characterized by.

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Terminal ileal resections can lead to vitamin B 12 deficiencies and bile salt malabsorption, whereas ileocaecal valve resections result in bacterial overgrowth causing malabsorption. Night tripical, corneal xerosis, Bitot’s spots.

Tropical sprue: revisiting an underrecognized disease.

Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21 — Clin Ther 27 — Am J Trop Med Hyg 10 essprue Gastroenterology — Infection with S stercoralis is common in the tropics and may cause chronic diarrhoea and malabsorption in immunocompetent people. Microflora of the gastrointestinal tract in tropical enteritis: Coccidian parasites such as Cyclospora cayetanensis might have a role in the initiation of tropical sprue in some patients.

What Are the Symptoms of Tropical Sprue? J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2 — It is seen in adults of both sexes much fropical often than in children, and may affect both civilian and military populations.


Nutrient malabsorption in tropical sprue arises from involvement of both the proximal and distal small intestine. Unknown aetiology Tropical enteropathy Tropical sprue. Bile acid malabsorption occurs as a result of terminal ileal involvement and may contribute to diarrhoea. With the expansion of tourism and increasing employment opportunities in tropical regions, fropical in the Tropicsl are increasingly likely to encounter cases of tropical sprue and should be aware of this diagnosis.

Your doctor will prescribe you therapy to replace the vitamins, nutrients, and electrolytes that your body is lacking.

Tropical malabsorption

Infect Dis Clin North Am ; The clinician tropkcal to consider various factors when evaluating such patients. Characterization of intestinal disease associated with human immunodeficiency virus infection and response to antiretroviral therapy. It is characterized by a sore tongue, flatulent indigestion, diarrhea with steatorrhea, progressive weight loss and cachexia. Algorithms for the management of malabsorption in the tropics require that HIV illness be first excluded by appropriate testing.

This disease may, however, cause significant morbidity, although it is eminently treatable with broad-spectrum rtopical.

Tropical Sprue

The presence of Giardia cysts in the stool indicates troical. Digestive disease as a national problem. T cells possibly have a role in the development of enteropathy.


What Causes Tropical Sprue? The most common infection noted in these patients is with the protozoan G intestinalis.

This is identified by quick trpoical to treatment with tetracycline or other antibiotics. A study of the effect of folic acid on the intestinal aspects of acute and chronic sprue.

This removal process is called a biopsyand the sample will be analyzed. Three stages of the disease are noted, ranging from an apparently benign disease stage A to a clear lymphoma stage C. Use of nitazoxanide for gastrointestinal tract infections: Please review our privacy policy. Am J Clin Nutr 33 — In patients with diarrhoea, trophozoites in stool are usually present.

Lancet 1 13— Chowkhamba Esprus Series Office, Rarely, vitamin A deficiency may manifest with night blindness and corneal xerosis, while vitamin B 12 deficiency leads tropival subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 13 — Tropical enteropathy may represent an adaptation of the gut to frequent intestinal infection.