Selected Disorders of Nutrition

  • Douglas J. InciarteEmail author
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Nutrition disorders seen in primary care are common in the daily medical practice, either in the inpatient or outpatient setting. The assessment and management of nutritional disorders are linked to intestinal and liver disorders that interfere with the nutrient metabolism, affecting the overall care of the patient. Malabsorption of nutrients in the human body causes multiple symptoms and signs such as diarrhea, musculoskeletal, neurological, skin, and mucous membrane pathology resulting in weight loss, weakness, malnutrition, and electrolyte abnormalities.


Iron Deficiency Atrophic Gastritis Pernicious Anemia Folate Deficiency Chronic Atrophic Gastritis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of Nebraska College of MedicineOmahaUSA

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