Sprue is a disorder in which the intestines are unable to
absorb nutrients from food. It can cause loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight
loss, muscle cramps, pale skin, and bone pain.
Sprue occurs in
two forms: tropical and nontropical.
May 29, 2012
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerry S. Trier, MD - Gastroenterology
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