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Malabsorption syndromes in the tropics 

Malabsorption syndromes in the tropics

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Malabsorption syndromes in the tropics
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V.I. Mathan

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10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.151008
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date: 23 August 2017

Causes of secondary malabsorption that are mainly prevalent in the tropics include (1) progressive wasting in people infected with HIV, which is known as ‘slim disease’; (2) various infections—protozoal (e.g. Gardia lamblia, Cryptosporidium parvum), helminthic (e.g Capillaria philippinensis, Strongyloides stercoralis), bacterial (Mycobacterium tuberculosis...

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