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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Aetiology and pathogenesis of postinfective tropical malabsorption (tropical sprue).
Causes of Duodenitis Celiac disease Refractory sprue Peptic duodenitis Inflammatory bowel disease Drug-induced colitis Acute graft-versus-host disease Autoimmune enteropathy Tropical sprue and environmental enteropathy Cow's milk and soy protein allergy Bacterial overgrowth syndrome
- Primary mucosal abnormalities: Celiac disease, tropical sprue, Whipple's disease, amyloidosis, Giardiasis, H.pylori infection
"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.
In our experience, these include celiac disease, Hpylorigastritis, nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use, bacterial overgrowth, tropical sprue, and certain autoimmune diseases.
The diagnosis of RCD is made after exclusion of other small-bowel diseases, such as tropical sprue, CVID, or AE.