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Malabsorption in Coeliac Sprue

  • O. J. J. Cluysenaer
  • J. H. M. Van Tongeren

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 1-12
  3. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 13-17
  4. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 18-29
  5. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 30-52
  6. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 53-85
  7. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 86-109
  8. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 110-177
  9. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 178-186
  10. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 187-209
  11. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 210-217
  12. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 218-231
  13. O. J. J. Cluysenaer, J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    Pages 232-237
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 238-279

About this book

Introduction

For at least three centuries, Holland has been at the centre of research on intestinal malabsorption. In the 17th and 18th centuries, early descriptions of coeliac disease and tropical sprue were published by physicians trained in Holland, and it was in 1950 that Dicke published his painstaking and vital observations that coeliac disease in children was caused by the inges­ tion of wheat flour. Subsequent careful work with van de Kamer and Weijers showed that the harmful agent was gluten. Since these discoveries were made, research in intestinal malabsorption, particularly in the adult, has continued in several centres in Holland. At Nijmegen, for example, dr. Cluysenaer, dr. van Tongeren and their as­ sociates have been involved in long-term studies of patients with intestinal disease for the past fifteen years. In this book they describe their experience of the investigation and treatment of fifty patients with the adult form of coeliac disease. Their monograph gives an account of the history, definition and incidence of the disorder, and then goes on to undertake a critical review of the pathogenesis of the coeliac lesion. Before embarking on the different patterns of malabsorption seen in adult coeliac disease, the authors describe the normal small intestine, its morphology and function.

Keywords

anatomy bacteria biopsy blood bone fat gastrointestinal tract hormone hormones nervous system pathogenesis pathophysiology patients small intestine steroids

Authors and affiliations

  • O. J. J. Cluysenaer
    • 1
  • J. H. M. Van Tongeren
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Sint Radboud HospitalUniversity of NijmegenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1093-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-2000-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1093-1
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