Tropical sprue (TS) is a syndrome characterized by acute or chronic diarrhea, weight loss, and malabsorption of nutrients. It occurs in residents. Tropical Sprue; Kwashiorkor. Sprue, both tropical and nontropical, has been a subject of great interest to the medical community ever Sp: Esprue tropical. Tropical sprue is a chronic diarrheal disease, possibly of infectious origin, that involves the small intestine and is characterized by.
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The mucosa of the small intestine of residents of the tropics is structurally different from that of residents of temperate countries. Clin Microbiol Rev 5 — Indian J Gastroenterol 23 94— Diagnosis of tropical sprue can be complicated because many diseases have similar symptoms. This is identified by quick response to treatment with tetracycline or tropkcal antibiotics.
J Clin Gastroenterol 39 — Ann Intern Med — Am J Tropifal — Use of nitazoxanide for gastrointestinal tract infections: The need for prolonged residence in the tropics and the response to antibiotics suggested that persistent intestinal infection was responsible.
Specifically, it generally occurs in the tropical eslrue of:. Infection with S stercoralis is common in the tropics and may cause chronic diarrhoea and malabsorption in immunocompetent people. Am J Trop Med Hyg 10 — This swelling makes it more difficult for you to absorb nutrients from food.
Tropical sprue: revisiting an underrecognized disease.
Dig Dis Sci 32 — Persistent diarrhea in the returned traveler. Enteric disease among United States troops in Vietnam. Clin Sci Mol Med Suppl 55 — The most common of these are Strongyloides stercoralis and Capillaria philippinensis. Two abnormal tests in the appropriate setting are consistent with tropical sprue in the absence of other causes of malabsorption.
Malabsorption is an important clinical problem in tropical countries, typically presenting with chronic diarrhoea, glossitis, weight loss and multiple nutritional deficiencies.
It is associated with a macrocytic anemia and megaloblastic bone marrow, and with histological and radiological changes in the small bowel.
What Is Water Kefir? J Med Virol 14 — The following investigation results are suggestive:. Abdominal pain may be a major complaint. Malabsorption following the acute illness.
The dosage will vary depending on your symptoms and response to treatment. Pathophysiology Nutrient malabsorption in tropical sprue arises from involvement of both the proximal and distal small intestine.
Aliment Pharmacol Ther 21 — This is a season that comes with a lot of demands on our time and energy. The cause of tropical sprue is not known.
Primary immunodeficiency syndromes Common variable immunodeficiency occurs sporadically in residents of the tropics, and may present primarily as a malabsorption syndrome. Lancet — Since the advent of AIDS, protozoal infections have become important causes of tropical malabsorption, 2021 although they are now uncommon in the developed countries as a result of antiretroviral treatment.
Torpical villous atrophy, as reported in coeliac sprue, is rare in tropical sprue.
esprke Gut 44 — Symptomatic chronic infection of the small bowel leads to malabsorption. Preventive measures for visitors to tropical areas where the condition exists include steps to reduce the likelihood of gastroenteritis.
Dig Dis Sci 42 —