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.