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206 Possible Causes for Severe Malabsorptive Diarrhea

  • Malnutrition

    diarrhea, skin pigmentation and/or ulceration Lab Folic acid, iron, magnesium, bile synthesis, disaccharidase activity, protein, vitamin B 12.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] […] depression, infection–eg, TB, malignancy, or nosocomial due to TPN Endogenous Metabolic defects–congenital or acquired, malabsorption Clinical Weakness, apathy, anorexia,[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] Marasmus. malnutrition The result of prolonged nutritional defects–eg, proteins, minerals, vitamins, or calories Etiology–exogenous Poverty, alcohol, mental disorders–eg, severe[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com]

  • Chronic Alcoholism

    One of several possible factors causing this clinical picture is small intestinal damage leading to malabsorption.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] OBJECTIVE: Diarrhea, weight loss and osteoporosis are prominent symptoms and clinical signs of alcoholism.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lactose Intolerance

    The biological mechanism and lactose malabsorption is established and several investigations are available, including genetic, endoscopic and physiological tests.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] This test is not usually done on babies and very young children, because it can cause severe diarrhea.[en.wikipedia.org] Lactose intolerance related to primary or secondary lactase deficiency is characterized by abdominal pain and distension, borborygmi, flatus, and diarrhea induced by lactose[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Diabetic Enteropathy

    The clinical manifestations of celiac disease range from mild abdominal discomfort and diarrhea to severe diarrhea and signs of malabsorption including iron deficiency anemia[journal.diabetes.org]

  • Diarrhea

    A 32-year-old woman with quiescent colonic Crohn's disease and a normal terminal ileum had been diagnosed with severe bile acid malabsorption and complained of watery diarrhea[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Age and nutritional status appear to be the most important host factors in determining the severity and the duration of diarrhea.[emedicine.medscape.com] We report the use of the farnesoid X receptor agonist obeticholic acid in a patient with refractory bile acid diarrhea and subsequent intestinal failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Toddler's Diarrhea

    Chronic diarrhea can also result from disorders that interfere with the absorption of food ( malabsorption disorders ), such as cystic fibrosis , and a weakened immune system[merckmanuals.com] These serious disorders are usually associated with other worrisome symptoms besides diarrhea, such as severe abdominal pain or swelling, bloody stools, fever, and ill appearance[merckmanuals.com]

  • Infectious Enteritis

    […] childhood diarrhoea and diarrhea-related deaths in the world. [2] It selectively targets mature enterocytes in the small intestine, causing malabsorption, as well as inducing[en.wikipedia.org] […] responsible for infecting 140 million people and causing 1 million deaths each year, mostly in children younger than 5 years. [2] [10] This makes it the most common cause of severe[en.wikipedia.org]

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    […] assessment may be helpful in some cases) SCORING SYSTEMS Several scoring systems for diagnosing IBS have been proposed. 1,22 No system is 100 percent sensitive or specific[web.archive.org] […] studies (in patients with diarrhea-predominant symptoms) Endoscopy Sigmoidoscopy Colonoscopy Abdominal ultrasound--no value Psychiatric/ psychological evaluation (psychosocial[web.archive.org] […] pain-predominant) Laboratory testing Complete blood count Erythrocyte sedimentation rate Electrolyte levels Thyroid studies Fecal-occult blood Stool for ova and parasites Lactose-malabsorption[web.archive.org]

  • Jejunal Diverticulosis

    . // Gut;Mar2007, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p342 The article discusses a medical history of a 30-year old man admitted due to intractable diarrhea and severe malabsorption as well[connection.ebscohost.com]

  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth

    Severe bacterial overgrowth also damages the intestinal mucosa. Fat malabsorption and mucosal damage can cause diarrhea.[merckmanuals.com] While some patients may have diarrhea and milder vitamin deficiencies, others may experience severe nutrient malabsorption and impaired digestion.[care2.com] The bacteria deconjugate bile salts, causing failure of micelle formation and subsequent fat malabsorption.[merckmanuals.com]

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