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December 6, 1965

Tropical Sprue in North Americans

Author Affiliations

USA; USA; USA

From the Department of Gastroenterology, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (Lt Col Sheehy); Martin Luther Medical Center, Anaheim, Calif (Dr. Cohen); Division of Medicine, Womack Army Hospital (Capt Wallace), and US Army-John F. Kennedy Center for Special Warfare (Maj Legters), Fort Bragg, NC.

JAMA. 1965;194(10):1069-1076. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090230037009
Abstract

The incidence of tropical sprue among North Americans living temporarily in Puerto Rico was found to be approximately 8% annually. Preliminary surveys of returnees from certain parts of Southeast Asia suggest that the incidence may be even higher in that part of the world.

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