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Malabsorption syndrome is the inability to absorb
nutrients, vitamins, and minerals from the intestinal tract into the
Causes may include:
Symptoms may include:
Your doctor can evaluate your symptoms to
determine the cause and recommend treatment. Treatment may include a special
diet, medicine to replace intestinal enzymes or reduce spasms, and vitamin or
mineral supplements, such as B12 and iron.
Current as of:
June 4, 2014
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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