sprue / coeliac diseasemedical dictionary

<radiology> Gluten enteropathy, coeliac disease (kids), nontropical sprue (adults), hypersensitivity to gluten, treatment: remove gluten from diet, tropical sprue, clinically and radiologically similar to nontropical sprue, treatment: folate, B-12, antibiotics, associated with ** transient intussusception, oesophageal carcinoma and small bowel carcinoma (QUESTIONABLE!!), diffuse intestinal lymphoma (rare; except in Middle East)

American spelling: sprue / celiac disease

(12 Dec 1998)

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