Malabsorption in thyroid dysfunctions.

G. C. Misra, S. L. Bose, A. K. Samal

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Studies of intestinal absorptive functions in 11 hyperthyroid and 14 hypothyroid patients showed that steatorrhoea was common in hyperthyroid patients and rare in hypothyroid patients. D-xylose malabsorption was present in both the groups of thyroid disorders being more common in hypothyroid one. Occasionally vitamin B12 malabsorption was found in 2 hypothyroid patients. Jejunal mucosal changes were almost unremarkable. Both fat and carbohydrate malabsorption in both groups of patients appeared to be casually related to the thyroid dysfunction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)195-197
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Indian Medical Association
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-1991
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)


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