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what is the pathogenesis of villous atrophy induced by bacterial overgrowth ? how does it cause the atrophy? sprue-like enteropathy uknown aetiology

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Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
I know: that you have been waiting for an answer and the problem is that there is none. You ask what the pathogensis of sprue like enteropathy of UNKNOWN etiology is.....the answer is its UNKNOWN...Bacterial overgrowth can be treated ..AND THAT'S WHAT IS IMPORTANT HERE!!!!! Your bowel symptoms helped with the use of certain ANTIBIOTICS! I hope this helps and that you have a healthier New Year! Dr Z
Answered on Dec 24, 2016

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