Malabsorption Syndrome Treatment

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Definition

Malabsorption is difficulty absorbing nutrients from food.


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Many diseases can cause malabsorption. Malabsorption is usually the inability to absorb certain sugars, fats, proteins, or vitamins from food. It can also involve a general malabsorption of food.

Some of the causes of malabsorption include:

  • AIDS and HIV
  • Biliary atresia
  • Celiac disease
  • Certain medications (cholestyramine, tetracycline, some...
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