Summary of Tropical sprue
Flashcards on Tropical sprue
Tropical sprue is a malabsorptive syndrome similar to disease.
Questions on Tropical sprue
A 26-year-old man, Cuban immigrant comes to the office for an evaluation of diarrhea. For the past 2 weeks, he has had bulky, pale, and foul-smelling stools. Medical history is relevant for a recent gastroenteritis a few weeks ago. Upon further questioning, the patient mentions that he has malodorous flatulence and intense bloating after any meal. Physical examination shows abdominal distention and discomfort on palpation. His temperature is 36.1°C (96.9°F), pulse is 60/min, respirations are 17/min, and blood pressure is 116/70 mmHg. Which of the following processes is most likely to occur in this patient as a result of the disease?