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Tropical sprue

  • Symptoms
    • Abdominal cramps
    • Diarrhea, worse on high-fat diet
    • Excessive gas (flatus)
    • Indigestion
    • Irritability
    • Muscle cramps
    • Numbness
    • Paleness
    • Weight loss

    Signs and tests
    • Complete blood count (CBC)
    • Comprehensive metabolic panel
    • Enteroscopy
    • Folate level (serum)
    • Iron level (serum)
    • Stool examination for bacteria and parasites
    • Upper endoscopy
    • Upper GI series
    • Vitamin B12 level (serum)