Non-Tropical Sprue

A Case Report

Alfred C. Reed Division of Preventive Medicine, University of California Medical School, San Francisco

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A case of non-tropical sprue is reported which had never been outside of California. Etiologic possibilities include a previous amebiasis and earlier, now cured, gastro-intestinal adhesions. It is believed that this is a true case of non-tropical sprue and that it is not the same as a true endemic sprue.