JOHN M. FINLAY, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C); KEITH J. R. WIGHTMAN, M.D., F.R.C.P.(C), F.A.C.P.
The term "malabsorption syndrome" is used here to include the idiopathic and secondary types of sprue, and emphasizes the fact that a great number of defects in absorption can be demonstrated in these diseases apart from the difficulty in fat absorption which is used to characterize them clinically. The physiologic defect present in the various diseases is probably similar and may consist in a failure of mucosal cellular function which varies in severity with respect to various substances. For this reason, deficiencies may occur which range in degree from minor biochemical abnormalities to those producing severe clinical manifestations. To add
FINLAY JM, WIGHTMAN KJR. MODERN TREATMENT OF THE MALABSORPTION SYNDROME IN ADULTS1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:191–206. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-2-191
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(2):191-206.
Celiac Disease and Malabsorption, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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