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Sprue, Tropical MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Sprue, Tropical
Tree Number(s)
C06.405.469.637.850
C18.452.603.850
Unique ID
D013182
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D013182
Annotation
note "tropical": do not confuse with non-tropical sprue which is CELIAC DISEASE
Scope Note
A chronic malabsorption syndrome, occurring mainly in residents of or visitors to the tropics or subtropics. The failed INTESTINAL ABSORPTION of nutrients from the SMALL INTESTINE results in MALNUTRITION and ANEMIA that is due to FOLIC ACID deficiency.
Entry Term(s)
Idiopathic Tropical Malabsorption Syndrome
NLM Classification #
WI 470
See Also
Celiac Disease
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2012/12/04
Sprue, Tropical Preferred
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