Sprue is a disorder in which the intestines are unable to absorb nutrients from food. It can cause loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss, muscle cramps, pale skin, and bone pain.
Sprue occurs in two forms: tropical and nontropical.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Jerry S. Trier, MD - Gastroenterology|
|Current as of||May 29, 2012|
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