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Tropical Sprue

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Synonyms of Tropical Sprue

  • Hill Diarrhea
  • Tropical Diarrhea

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Tropical Sprue is a rare digestive disease in which the small intestine's ability to absorb nutrients is impaired (malabsorption). Consequently, nutritional deficiencies and abnormalities in the mucous lining of the small intestine may be present. The exact cause of this disorder is not known, however it may be related to environmental and nutritional conditions in the tropical regions where it is most prevalent.

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