Malabsorption and malnutrition

Prim Care. 2001 Sep;28(3):505-22, v. doi: 10.1016/s0095-4543(05)70050-6.

Abstract

In this article, disease of the small intestine will be discussed, with particular reference to those conditions leading to malabsorption and malnutrition. The work up of these entities will be emphasized, with focus on bacterial overgrowth, celiac sprue and nonsteroidal-induced enteropathy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Breath Tests
  • Dietary Carbohydrates / pharmacokinetics
  • Dietary Fats / pharmacokinetics
  • Dietary Proteins / pharmacokinetics
  • Family Practice / methods
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Absorption / physiology
  • Intestinal Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Intestinal Diseases / epidemiology
  • Intestinal Diseases / etiology
  • Intestinal Diseases / therapy*
  • Intestine, Small*
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / diagnosis*
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / epidemiology
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / etiology
  • Malabsorption Syndromes / therapy*
  • Nutritional Support / methods
  • Pancreatic Function Tests
  • Primary Health Care / methods

Substances

  • Dietary Carbohydrates
  • Dietary Fats
  • Dietary Proteins