JOHN W. FROST, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MANFRED I. GOLDWEIN, M.D.; BARRE D. KAUFMAN, M.D.
Malabsorption syndrome can be defined as a disorder resulting from a defect in the intestinal absorption of various substances, including protein, fat, vitamins and minerals. The syndrome is a manifestation of various gastrointestinal disorders, such as sprue, regional enteritis, intestinal strictures and anastomoses, hypogammaglobulinemia and pancreatic dysfunction. In patients with this disorder, variability in the extent of the absorptive defect is often encountered. Relapses and remissions are common.
Since there are multiple absorptive defects in the syndrome, numerous tests have been utilized to measure defects in the absorption of fat, protein, carbohydrate and vitamins. The relative simplicity of the technics
FROST JW, GOLDWEIN MI, KAUFMAN BD. STUDIES OF B12 Co60 ABSORPTION IN MALABSORPTION SYNDROME: RESULTS BEFORE AND DURING SPECIFIC THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;47:293–299. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-2-293
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(2):293-299.
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