tropical sprue

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Noun1.tropical sprue - a chronic disorder that occurs in tropical and non-tropical forms and in both children and adults; nutrients are not absorbed; symptoms include foul-smelling diarrhea and emaciation
disorder, upset - a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning; "the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder"; "everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time"
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Tropical sprue affects residents of and visitors to tropical areas, such as Central America and Southeast Asia.
Mucosal malabsorption occurs in celiac disease, tropical sprue, Crohn's disease etc.
[4] Anaerobic colonization of small bowel occurs in cases of tropical sprue, [5] diabetes mellitus and perhaps AIDS.
For example, in the case of a 90-year-old woman whose biopsy 10 years before had been interpreted as presumptive celiac disease and who had had an initial response to a gluten-free diet, she had symptoms that persisted for a decade because she'd contracted tropical sprue from annual visits to Indonesia that were not noted in her original patient history.
Ascorbic acid was given as it has been reported to improve the chemotactic responsiveness of neutrophils from patients with recurrent infection and high IgE levels.1 Patient\'s condition improved after getting treatment with ciprofloxacin and folic acid for atypical tropical sprue.
Caribbean Savouries is especially interested this product as health statistics and research has shown that there is a sizeable portion of the world's population that suffers a metabolic disorder referred to as "non tropical sprue" or "Adult Celiac Disease".