ISBN-13: 978-0407013209

Diseases of the Small Intestines in Childhood Subsequent Edition

by John Walker-Smith (Author)

An account of the small intestine and the diseases that affect it. This edition has been expanded and updated to reflect changes. The aetiology, clinical manifestations and diagnosis of common complaints are discussed and guidelines on treatment are set out; rarer conditions such as acrodematitis enteropathica, microvillous atrophy and autoimmune enteropathy are also dealt with. There is a new chapter on intractable diarrhoea and a more detailed account of food allergy and the role of glucose electrolyte solution in the treatment of acute gastrointestinal disorders.