steatorrhoea


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steatorrhoea

(stē′ə-tə-rē′ə, stē-ăt′ə-)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of steatorrhea.

ste·a·tor·rhe·a

, stearrhea (stē'ă-tŏr-ē'ă, stē'ă-rēă)
Passage of fat in large amounts in the feces due to failure to digest and absorb it; occurs in pancreatic disease and the malabsorption syndromes; an absence of bile acids will increase steatorrhea.
Synonym(s): steatorrhoea.
[steato- + G. rhoia, a flow]

steatorrhoea

Excess fat in the stools, which are usually pale, bulky, oily and hard to flush away. Steatorrhoea occurs in any condition, such as PANCREATITIS or COELIAC DISEASE, in which the breakdown and absorption of fats is diminished.
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Intestinal reticulosis as complication of idiopathic steatorrhoea.
In general, small meals and a diet low in fat and high in protein and carbohydrates are recommended, especially in patients with steatorrhoea.
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In the IDA group, 11 patients were diagnosed as coeliac disease, whereas only 2 patients in the steatorrhoea group were found to have coeliac disease.
In patients with major malabsorption problems giving rise to anaemia, steatorrhoea, hypoproteinaemia or vitamin B12 deficiency, resection of the affected segment with end-to-end anastomosis can be effective.
Rarely diarrhoea, steatorrhoea and intestinal obstruction may occur.
Orlistat causes malabsorption of dietary fat through inhibiting pancreatic lipase but is not a practicable agent as it causes steatorrhoea in doses required to make a meaningful difference.
17] In addition severe nutritional deficiencies including protein-calorie malnutrition, steatorrhoea and micronutrient deficiencies make this operation less preferred by surgeons and patients alike.
Cholestyramine reduces cholerrhoeic diarrhoea but may worsen steatorrhoea.
5%), weight loss (25%) while steatorrhoea and fever was least common i.