The clinical features of coeliac sprue are hardly characteristic. Most symptoms result from the malabsorption caused by the diseased small intestine (861). The nature and severity of this malabsorption are largely determined by the extent of the intestinal lesions or, rather, by the capacity of the remaining unaffected intestine (647, 732, 817). Nevertheless, differences exist among individuals so that, given an apparently identical pathological substrate, some patients show megaloblastic anaemia whereas others suffer from osteomalacia (182).
KeywordsAnorexia Nervosa Acne Rosacea Megaloblastic Anaemia Night Blindness Dermatitis Herpetiformis
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