PMID: 7082039Apr 1, 1982Paper

Protein and fat absorption in prolonged diarrhoea in infancy

Archives of Disease in Childhood
M D MannM D Bowie

Abstract

15N-yeast protein absorption, nitrogen and fat retention, stool reducing substances, and lactate concentrations were measured in 22 infants who had had severe diarrhoea for 7 days. Stool losses of nitrogen and fat were large, and an appreciable proportion appeared to be endogenous. The supply of nitrogen and energy might have been a limiting factor in tissue repair if stool weight exceeded 30 g/kg body weight a day. These results differ from those in older children with kwashiorkor complicated by diarrhoea of similar severity.

Citations

Jul 1, 1987·Indian Journal of Pediatrics·M D Bowie, I D Hill
Jan 1, 1996·Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition·Z A Bhutta, K M Hendricks
Sep 1, 1992·Acta Paediatrica. Supplement·Z A BhuttaJ D Snyder
Apr 21, 1998·Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology·B Lisowska-MyjakE Torbicka
Jun 1, 1990·Journal of the American College of Nutrition·F LifshitzH da C Ribeiro

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