Malabsorption syndrome is the poor absorption of nutrients, vitamins,
and minerals from the intestinal tract into the bloodstream.
Symptoms may include:
Treatment depends on the cause and may include a special diet,
medicine to replace intestinal enzymes or reduce spasms, and vitamin or
mineral supplements, such as B12 and iron.
September 9, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & W. David Colby IV, MSc, MD, FRCPC - Infectious Disease
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