Malabsorption: causes, consequences, diagnosis and treatment

  • R Blaauw
Keywords: malabsorption, premucosal, postmucosal, mucosal, treatment

Abstract

Malabsorption generally refers to the alterations of the gastrointestinal tract affecting the digestion, absorption and transport of nutrients across the bowel wall. In this article the causes, diagnostic tests and appropriate treatment options will be discussed by differentiating between premucosal, mucosal and postmucosal aberrations.

Keywords: malabsorption, premucosal, postmucosal, mucosal, treatment

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