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July 7, 1951

Diarreas por deficiencia de la nutrición: Sprue y otros síndromes digestivo-anemicos similares.

JAMA. 1951;146(10):975. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670100095040

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In this volume, the author following a methodical order discusses the clinical characteristics for identification of the diarrheic syndromes due to deficiency of nutrition; its differential diagnosis with diarrheas not due to deficiency of nutrition; the importance of general information as to the habits of nutrition and pathological antecedents; the clinical aspect with symptomatology, subjective and objective, and the complementary laboratory examinations; radiological and endoscopic studies, and biopsies. There is a chapter on the differential diagnosis of the different types of diarrheas due to deficient nutrition with its anatomical and histological pathology, physiopathology, and etiopathogenesis. Later there is a chapter dealing with evolution, complications, prognosis, treatment, prophylaxis, and rehabilitation.

The work presented is based on studies carried out in Cuba on Cuban patients who follow a type of nutrition that differs from that prevalent in this country because of economic and climatic conditions. Nevertheless, the principles are the same, and

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