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A concise and thorough survey of the most prevalent disorders of the small bowel in children (gluten-sensitive enteropathy (coeliac disease), dietary-protein intolerance, bacterial and viral enteritides, sugar malabsorption, parasitic infestation, Crohn's disease, structural anomalies), with brief attention to rarer entities. Separate chapters on diagnostic methods, including history-taking, physical examination, and the more advanced techniques such as mucosal biopsy. Generous number of tabulations and bibliographic references. Will be useful as a supplement to the larger adult-oriented textbooks of gastroenterology for pediatricians and the gastroenterologist subspecialists who see children in consultation. The price is unreasonably high.
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Diseases of the Small Intestine in Childhood.. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:940. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-6-940_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(6):940.
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Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
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