Flashcards in Malabsorption and Small Intestinal Disease Deck (15):
What would pain after a fatty meal suggest?
What effects gut length?
Why does the gut breakdown food slowly?
Prevents vast osmotic shift
What are the symptoms of malabsorption?
What are the clinical signs of malabsorption?
What is dermatitis herpetiformis?
Cutaneous manifestation od coeliac disease. Causes blistering, itching
What causes dermatitis herpetiformis?
IgA deposits in the skin
What tests are used to investigate the small bowel?
Small bowel biopsy
Small bowel study (barium meal)
MRI/ capsule enterography
White cell scan
In coeliac disease what is the particular sensitivity to gluten?
The gliadin fraction of gluten
Where is gluten found?
What is the pathology of coeliac disease?
Increased intra-epithelial lymphocytes
How do you diagnose coeliac disease?
Distal duodenal biopsy
Serology (anti endomusial IgA, anti tissue transglutaminase)
What is the treatment for coeliac disease?
What are the complications of coeliac disease?
Refractory coeliac disease
Small bowel lymphoma
Small bowel adenocarcinoma