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Acute folic acid deficiency of unknown aetiology: temperate sprue
  1. W. T. Cooke,
  2. D. J. Fone,
  3. E. V. Cox,
  4. M. J. Meynell,
  5. R. Gaddie


    The 20 patients described could be included in the group of patients diagnosed as `idiopathic steatorrhoea'. However, their histories were short and diarrhoea was not a major feature. Since megaloblastic anaemia due to folic acid deficiency was a common feature it is suggested that these patients may form a homogeneous group and the diagnostic label of temperate sprue is suggested.

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