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steatorrhoea

(stē′ə-tə-rē′ə, stē-ăt′ə-)
n. Chiefly British
Variant of steatorrhea.
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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]
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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. Gut 1962; 3: 232-9.
Gluten sensitive enteropathy with osteomalacia but without steatorrhoea. N Engl J Med 1965; 272: 825-30.
(44) Steatorrhoea usually occurs before protein deficiency.
In general, small meals and a diet low in fat and high in protein and carbohydrates are recommended, especially in patients with steatorrhoea. The degree of fat restriction depends upon the severity of fat malabsorption.
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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.[18]
Cholestyramine reduces cholerrhoeic diarrhoea but may worsen steatorrhoea. Broad-spectrum antibiotics are of value for the control of bacterial overgrowth.
In the cryptosporidial infection the commonest symptoms associated with diarrhea was abdominal pain (50%), followed by vomiting (37.5%), weight loss (25%) while steatorrhoea and fever was least common i.e., 12.5% each.
4: DISTRIBUTION OF SYMPTOMS ASSOCIATED WITH DIARRHEA Symptoms Immunocompetent Immunosuppressed Subjects n=250 Subjects n=21 Abdominal Pain 150 (60%) 18 (85.7%) Vomiting 136 (54.4%) 15 (71.42%) Anorexia 115 (46%) 19 (90.4%) Steatorrhoea 25 (10%) 08 (38.09%) Fever 13 (5.2%) 12 (57.14%) Flatulence 13 (5.2%) 12 (57.14%) Weight loss 07 (2.8%) 21 (100%) TABLE NO.
Trichobezoar, gastric polyposis, protein losing enteropathy and steatorrhoea.Gut.