oa South African Medical Journal - The use of an elemental diet in gastro-intestinal diseases

Volume 50, Issue 43
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



An elemental diet containing predigested protein, a high content of predigested fat and carbohydrate, trace elements and vitamins, was administered as the only form of nutrition to 9 adult patients with colonic, ileal and pancreatic fistulae, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, malabsorption states and abdominal lymphoma, and to 4 children with protracted diarrhoea.

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