HENRY A. CHAPNICK, M.D.
That diarrhea is not infrequently associated with diseases in organs other than the colon has been appreciated for a long time. Thus, diarrhea in hyperthyroidism and occasionally in diabetes1 and in Addison's disease is well known. Of greater pertinence is the frequency of diarrhea or steatorrhea in such deficiency diseases as sprue, pellagra, and pernicious anemia. In recent years some evidence has been presented pointing towards the identity of sprue, tropical or non-tropical, celiac disease, and idiopathic diarrhea. This view is epitomized in Hane's2, 3 statement that celiac disease is to sprue as cretinism is to myxedema.
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CHAPNICK HA. IDIOPATHIC STEATORRHEA: WITH REPORT OF A CASE OF WHIPPLE'S DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;29:549–558. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-29-3-549
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;29(3):549-558.
Celiac Disease and Malabsorption, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Infectious Disease.
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