Also known as Steatorrhea and Fatty Stool
Malabsorption is a state arising from abnormality in absorption of food nutrients across the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.Source: Wikipedia
Within all the people who go to their doctor with intestinal malabsorption, 64% report having diarrhea, 51% report having vomiting, and 43% report having sharp abdominal pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of intestinal malabsorption are allergic reaction, irritable infant, infant feeding problem, infant spitting up, and flatulence, although you may still have intestinal malabsorption without those symptoms.
Patients with intestinal malabsorption often receive complete physical skin exam performed (ml), other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), lipid panel, mental health counseling, depression screen, diagnostic ultrasound of heart (echocardiogram), other physical therapy and rehabilitation and upper gastrointestinal endoscopy; biopsy .
|Complete physical skin exam performed (ML)|
|Other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation)||$101|
|Mental health counseling|
|Depression screen (Depression screening)|
|Diagnostic ultrasound of heart (echocardiogram)||$354|
|Other physical therapy and rehabilitation||$37|
|Upper gastrointestinal endoscopy; biopsy||$374|
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with intestinal malabsorption include vitamin b 12, calcium citrate, lansoprazole (prevacid), nystatin topical product, pancreatin, simethicone (degas), pancrelipase (pancrease), multivitamin with minerals, tobramycin (tobi), copper gluconate (preservision 2), penciclovir topical, ferric oxide, saccharated (venofer) and chlorzoxazone .
|Vitamin B 12||$6|
|Nystatin Topical Product|
|Multivitamin With Minerals|
|Copper Gluconate (Preservision 2)|
|Ferric Oxide, Saccharated (Venofer)|
Groups of people at highest risk for intestinal malabsorption include age 1-4 years age < 1 years.