tropical sprue


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tropical sprue

[‚träp·ə·kəl ′sprü]
(medicine)
A malabsorption disease found in tropical and subtropical climates that resembles gluten enteropathy in its manifestations but does not improve with a gluten-free diet, it is thought that it may be an infectious diarrhea.
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Primary mucosal abnormalities: Celiac disease, tropical sprue, Whipple's disease, amyloidosis, Giardiasis, H.
In our experience, these include celiac disease, Hpylorigastritis, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use, bacterial overgrowth, tropical sprue, and certain autoimmune diseases.
When I saw a specialist in the 1970s and he discovered what it was, he was mystified--because Tropical Sprue is rarely found in Africa.
The diagnosis of RCD is made after exclusion of other small-bowel diseases, such as tropical sprue, CVID, or AE.