Malabsorption

Bile Acid Insufficiency

Pathogenesis. Insufficient bile acids can result from a disorder at any step in the enterohepatic circulation of bile acids. In severe intrinsic liver disease, the liver may not produce enough bile acids; in partial biliary obstruction, the bile…

Malabsorption

The term malabsorption connotes the failure to absorb or digest normally one or more dietary constituents. Patients with malabsorption often complain of diarrhea, and sometimes the distinction between malabsorption and diarrhea of other causes initially is difficult. For…

Small-bowel Disease

Mucosal disorders Pathogenesis. A number of disorders of varying etiology affect the mucosa of the small intestine, section intravenous.C.3). Because all ingested foodstuffs are assimilated across the small-bowel mucosa, disorders that affect the mucosa have the potential for…