Diagnosis and management of small intestinal diseases

Aaron Greenspan, Marc S. Levin

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Abstract

This paper reviews topics relating to the diagnosis of small intestinal diseases, such as the use of enteroscopy and enteroclysis in the evaluation of patients with obscure gastrointestinal hemorrhage; the use of the steatocrit and fecal antilactoferrin latex bead agglutination test in the evaluation of diarrhea; the use of the polymerase chain reaction for diagnosing Whipple's disease; and the use of somatostatin receptor imaging for evaluating gastroenteropancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. The management of Whipple's disease and lactase deficiency is also addressed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-168
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent opinion in gastroenterology
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 4 1996

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