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847 Possible Causes for Chronic Diarrhea, Vitamin B12 Deficiency

  • Skin Infection

    Interestingly, administration of glucocorticoids, for the patient's nephrotic syndrome, alleviated the patient's chronic diarrhea and decreased the incidence of skin infections[] Ask Well Photo Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?[]

  • Diphyllobothrium Latum Infection

    Chronic diarrhea may lead to malnutrition.[] Laboratory findings (1) mild eosinophilia (2) macrocytic anemia ("tapeworm anemia") secondary to vitamin B12 deficiency (3) decreased serum vitamin B12 Often the infection[] Fish tapeworms take up dietary vitamin B 12 , occasionally resulting in vitamin B12 deficiency and megaloblastic anemia.[]

  • Short Bowel Syndrome

    A six-week-old boy presented with chronic diarrhea and failure to thrive.[] Among patients with short bowel syndrome, MMA levels may have limited specificity for vitamin B12 deficiency.[] Patients are born with a short small bowel (less than 75 cm in length) that compromises proper intestinal absorption and leads chronic diarrhea, vomiting and failure to thrive[]

  • Pernicious Anemia

    diarrheas.[] Vitamin B12 deficiency may result in pernicious anemia (PA). This study evaluated whether all the patients with vitamin B12 deficiency had PA.[] "Oral vitamin B12 versus intramuscular vitamin B12 for vitamin B12 deficiency: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials".[]

  • Malabsorption Syndrome

    We analyzed the clinical presentation, endoscopic and histological features of 94 consecutive patients (age 12 years) with chronic diarrhea and malabsorption syndrome.[] Signs of deficiencies may be apparent. There may be: Non-anaemic iron deficiency. Iron-deficiency anaemia. Folate deficiency or vitamin B12 deficiency.[] Fasting, post-prandial and post-octreotide antroduodenal motility parameters were compared in 18 untreated patients with MAS presenting with chronic diarrhea (tropical sprue[]

  • Tropical Sprue

    diarrhea.[] People with vitamin B12 deficiency will receive vitamin supplements as well.[] Some favor an approach that only treats patients who have proven vitamin B12 deficiency, whereas others treat empirically with subcutaneous vitamin B12.[]

  • Zollinger Ellison Syndrome

    Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) results from an ectopic gastrin-secreting tumor leading to peptic ulcer disease, reflux, and chronic diarrhea.[] Ask Well Photo Credit Tony Cenicola/The New York Times What Are the Effects of Vitamin B12 Deficiency?[] Patients with gastrinomas suffer from heart burn, chronic diarrhea, gastric or duodenal ulcers. (so-called Zollinger-Ellison syndrome).[]

  • Hypogammaglobulinemia

    Chronic diarrhea presents as one of the most common clinical presentation of CVID [1-4].[] Vitamin B12 deficiency also causes PN and macrocytosis. Hypothyroidism causes PN. Alcohol in excess caues PN and macrocytosis.[] Chronic diarrhea was the presentation in majority (90.9 %) of patients.[]

  • Common Migraine

    Chronic diarrhea A thorough evaluation with a doctor specializing in migraine relief is the best way to determine whether Topamax is right for you.[] Vitamin B12 deficiency is one of the 5 essential nutrients you may be missing from your diet .[] B12 deficiency or misdiagnosis of multiple sclerosis.[]

  • Pancreatic Insufficiency

    The study included patients who met the Rome II criteria for D-IBS, patients with chronic diarrhea, and subjects without diarrhea (controls).[] Malabsorption that occurs with pancreatic insufficiency causes and increased risk of vitamin deficiencies (A, D, E, K, B12) and should be checked at the time of diagnosis[] It is also indicated in patients with celiac disease, who have chronic diarrhea (in spite of gluten-free diet), and in patients with cystic fibrosis with proven EPI.[]

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