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Tropical Sprue Summary

Description: A chronic malabsorption syndrome, occurring mainly in residents of or visitors to the tropics or subtropics. The failed INTESTINAL ABSORPTION of nutrients from the SMALL INTESTINE results in MALNUTRITION and ANEMIA that is due to FOLIC ACID deficiency.

Also Known As: Sprue, Tropical; Idiopathic Tropical Malabsorption Syndrome

Networked: 173 relevant articles (4 outcomes, 12 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Tropical Sprue

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Folic Acid (Vitamin M) : 2 outcomes 4 studies in 46 results : FDA 50 Generic
  2. Tetracycline (Achromycin) : 1 outcome 1 study in 7 results : FDA 62 Generic
  3. Lactase : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  4. Vitamin D : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 10 Generic
  5. Vitamin B 12 (Cyanocobalamin) : 2 studies in 24 results : FDA 47 Generic
  6. Sodium : 1 study in 4 results : IBA
  7. Calcium : 1 study in 3 results : IBA
  8. Glycine (Aminoacetic Acid) : 1 study in 2 results : FDA 23 Generic
  9. Palmitic Acid (Hexadecanoic Acid) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
  10. Oleic Acid (Oleate) : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Tropical Sprue

  1. Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  2. Steatorrhea
  3. Malnutrition
  4. Gastroenteritis
  5. Malabsorption Syndromes (Malabsorption Syndrome)
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Key Therapies for Tropical Sprue

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 1 study in 1 result
  2. Oral Administration : 5 results
  3. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 3 results
  4. Gastroscopes : 1 result
  5. Endoscopes : 1 result
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