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Micro-nutrient deficiency in a case of jejunoileal bypass.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7185856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes various clinical and micro-nutrient abnormalities that existed in a 47-year-old woman who underwent a jejunoileal bypass operation. She exhibited extensive electrolyte, mineral, amino acid, and vitamin deficiencies. Amino acid absorption tests indicated an inability to absorb essential amino acids, especially the branched-chain and aromatic varieties. Vitamin absorption tests indicated an inability to notably absorb folic acid, niacin, vitamins B6, A, and E; the fat-soluble beta-carotene (provitamin A) was not absorbed from the diet. A liver biopsy revealed that 80% of the tissue was filled with fatty cysts. The ensuing liver disease compounded with biochemical abnormalities due to the bypass, contributed to the patient's death.
W ten Hove; H Baker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the American College of Nutrition     Volume:  1     ISSN:  0731-5724     ISO Abbreviation:  J Am Coll Nutr     Publication Date:  1982  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-10-08     Completed Date:  1983-10-08     Revised Date:  2008-06-23    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8215879     Medline TA:  J Am Coll Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids / blood
Avitaminosis / etiology*
Ileum / surgery*
Jejunum / surgery*
Liver Diseases / etiology
Middle Aged
Minerals / deficiency*
Obesity / blood,  therapy*
Postoperative Complications
Vitamins / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Minerals; 0/Vitamins

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