G.i. and nutrition-related neuropathies

Neuropathy and the Gastrointestinal System
Russell L. Chin, MD

Neuropathy related to the gastrointestinal system has most commonly been recognized to result from nutritional deficiencies. These deficiencies could be due to malnutrition (e.g. alcoholism) or a reduced absorptive surface as a result of physical alteration (e.g. surgical resection/bypass) or intestinal wall infiltration (e.g. Crohn's disease). Immune-mediated mechanisms are suspected to play a role in the development of PN in some gastrointestinal conditions now recognized to have multisystemic manifestations (e.g. celiac disease, inflammatory bowel disease). (Click here to download entire article)


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