Malabsorption Syndromes.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

Malabsorption syndrome refers to the small intestines' inability to absorb certain nutrients and fluids. There are several common associated disorders, which may present with subtle and/or overt symptoms. With subtle symptoms, it is difficult to determine the cause, making diagnosis difficult or even inaccurate. Malabsorption can originate from an immune response, an inflammatory process, or alternation of the small intestines by surgical methods. This article reviews common malabsorption disease processes of the small bowel and the resulting pathophysiology. Diagnostic studies, treatment, and prognosis of various conditions within the malabsorption disease state are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Clark, R; Johnson, R

Published Date

  • September 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 53 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 361 - 374

PubMed ID

  • 30100002

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-1357

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0029-6465

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cnur.2018.05.001


  • eng