Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Tropical Sprue Evaluation

The evaluation of tropical sprue begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in a person with tropical sprue may include:

Signs of dehydration include:

Testing is necessary to exclude conditions that may cause symptoms similar to tropical sprue.

Tests that may be used to evaluate tropical sprue include:

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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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