RICHARD H. MAILMAN, M.D.
The diabetic, like any other patient, may develop various types of diarrheal diseases unconnected with his diabetic state. Several types of diarrhea have, however, been reported as associated with the diabetic state. What Bargen et al.3 and other authors have termed "the diarrhea of diabetes" is a watery, non-fatty, nocturnal diarrhea of unknown etiology. Bargen also referred to steatorrhea in diabetics due to pancreatic insufficiency. More recently, Berge4 has reported a third variety of diarrhea in diabetes. He described six patients in whom steatorrhea was associated with diabetes and neuropathy, and two more in whom it was associated with diabetes
MAILMAN RH. STEATORRHEA WITH DIABETES: A CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;49:190–192. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-1-190
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(1):190-192.
Cardiology, Celiac Disease and Malabsorption, Coronary Risk Factors, Diabetes, Endocrine and Metabolism.
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