J. D. KABLER, M.D.
New observations and new technics have made it possible in recent years to identify and to define previously poorly characterized or even unrecognized disorders of the small intestine. Certain of these diseases of the small bowel result in broad or selective failures of absorption, and have been collectively labeled "the malabsorption syndromes." Such failures of absorption may involve many substances, singly or in combination, and can be due to a variety of causes that are unrelated (as far as is now known). The pathophysiology of these absorptive disorders is obscure, but they have in common the feature of steatorrhea. Because
KABLER JD. RARE MALABSORPTION SYNDROMES12. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:1221–1235. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-52-6-1221
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(6):1221-1235.
Celiac Disease and Malabsorption, Gastroenterology/Hepatology.
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