Tropical sprue: case report with review of literature

Authors

  • W Robinson Clinical Gastroenterology Fellow, Ohio State Medical Center, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • B Bhattacharya Surgical and Gastrointestinal Pathologist, Caris Diagnostics, Part of Miraca Holdings, Inc, Phoenix

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v2i3.6030

Keywords:

Coeliac disease, Coeliac sprue, Megaloblastic anemia, Tropical sprue

Abstract

Tropical sprue is an important cause of malabsorption in adults and in children in South Asia. Investigations to exclude specific infective, immunological or inflammatory causes are important before considering tropical sprue as a diagnosis. Malabsorption disorders of the small intestine can be a source of great debilitation to the patient, and a diagnostic challenge to the pathologist. This article presents clinicopathological findings of a non coeliac tropical sprue in a 66–year-old male and discusses the histological and clinical information that can help differentiate coeliac from non coeliac sprue.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v2i3.6030

JPN 2012; 2(3): 241-244

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Robinson, W., & Bhattacharya, B. (2012). Tropical sprue: case report with review of literature. Journal of Pathology of Nepal, 2(3), 241–244. https://doi.org/10.3126/jpn.v2i3.6030

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