Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders (ASGIS)(ISSN: 2582-1091)

Editorial Volume 6 Issue 7

A Short Review on Tropical Sprue

Zain Majid*

Hepato-gastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, SIUT, Karachi, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author: Zain Majid, Hepato-gastroenterology, Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, SIUT, Karachi, Pakistan.

Received: May 23, 2023; Published: June 01, 2023

Malabsorption is a troubling clinical problem seen amongst people living or working in the tropical areas, manifesting usually as chronic diarrhea along with nutrition deficiencies. The main causes of malabsorption include infections affecting the small intestine [1].


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Citation: Zain Majid. “A Short Review on Tropical Sprue". Acta Scientific Gastrointestinal Disorders 6.7 (2023): 01.


Copyright: © 2023 Zain Majid. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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