|Year : 1977 | Volume
| Issue : 3 | Page : 112-117
Malabsorption in cirrhosis of the liver
RV Patwardhan, BD Pimparkar, JM Mehta, UK Sheth
Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400 012., India
Gastrointestinal function of absorption has been studied in twenty biopsy proved cases of cirrhosis of the liver. The gastrointestinal function was assessed by means of glucose and lactose tolerance tests and by fecal fat, d-Xylose and Co 57 B 12 excretion tests. Steatorrhoea and lactose intolerance are common in cirrhotics. The etiopathogenesis of this malabsorption in cirrhotics is discussed and appears multifactorial in origin.
R V Patwardhan
Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, Seth G. S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital, Parel, Bombay-400 012.
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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