achlorhydria


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achlorhydria

[¦ā·klȯr′hīd·rē·ə]
(medicine)
Absence of hydrochloric acid in the stomach.
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The definite treatment for watery diarrhea, hypokalemia and achlorhydria syndrome is removal of the tumor, if possible.
It is interesting to note that Rhodes (1976) describes a patient suffering from achlorhydria.
Chronic urticaria associated with hypoclorhydria or achlorhydria.
pylon-induced gastric hypoacidity, or achlorhydria, which may contribute to poor iron absorption, and an increase in iron demand because of bacterial competition for iron [7].
Risk factors for this condition include diabetes, gastric resection, achlorhydria, scleroderma, small bowel diverticula, strictures, fistulae and pseudo-obstruction [3].
4)The conditions that define the high-risk groups include alcoholism, liver disease, cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, steroid dependency, AIDS, chronic intestinal disease, achlorhydria, and hemochromatosis/hemosiderosis.
Misleading alkaline pH in the stomach can be seen in case of achlorhydria and with the use of potent anti-acid drugs.
More than 80% of patients with septicemia have one or more chronic medical conditions, including kidney disease, diabetes, cancer, hematologic disorders, achlorhydria, or most commonly, liver disease due to alcohol or hepatitis C virus infection.
Achlorhydria has been recognized as an associated feature of iron deficiency anaemia for many years.
These conditions include decreased stomach acidity resulting from achlorhydria or a possibly increased use of medications such as histamine-2 receptor blockers or proton-pump inhibitors, medications that are becoming increasingly recognized in association with CDAD (31,32).