An unsuspected cause of chronic diarrhoea

Spiller, Robin
May 2007
Gut;May2007, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p605
Academic Journal
The article presents the case of a 45-year old Italian man with a 6-month history of chronic diarrhoea, iron-deficiency anemia and recurrent abdominal pain. There is no pathological sign aside from increased bowel sounds. Stool specimens for fecal leucocytes, bacterial culture and parasites are negative. Abnormalities in the patient's abdomen were found.


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