oa South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition - Malabsorption : causes, consequences, diagnosis and treatment : review article

Volume 24, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 1607-0658
  • E-ISSN: 2221-1268



Malabsorption generally refers to the alterations of the gastrointestinal tract affecting the digestion, absorption and transport of nutrients across the bowel wall. In this article the causes, diagnostic tests and appropriate treatment options will be discussed by differentiating between premucosal, mucosal and postmucosal aberrations.

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