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.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Current opinion in gastroenterology|
|State||Published - Jun 4 1996|