By John Walker-Smith, Simon Murch
An account of the small gut and the illnesses that have an effect on it. This version has been accelerated and up-to-date to mirror adjustments. The aetiology, medical manifestations and analysis of universal lawsuits are mentioned and guidance on remedy are set out; rarer stipulations akin to acrodematitis enteropathica, microvillous atrophy and autoimmune enteropathy also are handled. there's a new bankruptcy on intractable diarrhoea and a extra distinctive account of nutrition allergic reaction and the function of glucose electrolyte resolution within the therapy of acute gastrointestinal problems
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Standing the child and examining him naked is an important stage in examination as abdominal distension and wasting around the pelvic and shoulder girdles may otherwise be overlooked. A photograph of the child's general appearance is also useful as a record and should be taken whenever possible as a basis for future comparison. 1). Such information in Britain and Australia is readily available from the Infant Welfare and Baby Health Clinic cards, which most mothers will possess. Single measurements of height and weight may be misleading but such serial measurements may give information of diagnostic significance.
MD Thesis, London University FERGUSON, A. (1976). Coeliac disease and gastrointestinal food allergy. Immunological Aspects of the Liver and Gastrointestinal Tract, p. 153. Lancaster: MTP Press FERGUSON, A. T. (1977). Effects of delayed hypersensitivity on the small intestine. In Immunology of the Gut. Ciba Foundation Symposium, Vol. 46, p. 305. Excerpta Medica: Elsevier North-Holland FERGUSON, A. V. (1972). Growth and development of 'antigen-free' grafts of fetal mouse intestine. R. F. (1965). Permeability characteristics of the human small intestine.
The earliest reports divided pathological small intestinal mucosae into 'sub-total villous atrophy' and 'partial villous atrophy'. The former category was characterized by a flat mucosa with thickening of the glandular layer beneath an atrophie epithelium, and the latter by a less abnormal mucosa. Some authors have further qualified 'partial villous atrophy' with the terms mild and severe. Others have confused the situation further by using the term 'total villous atrophy' to describe a flat mucosa.
Diseases of the Small Intestine in Childhood by John Walker-Smith, Simon Murch