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The use of breath tests in the study of malabsorption.
Clin Gastroenterol. 1983 May; 12(2):591-610.CG

Abstract

Breath analysis has evolved into a technique that can support nicely the evaluation of patients with diarrhoea and/or weight loss and in whom nutrient malabsorption is a possibility. The lactose and sucrose breath hydrogen tests offer direct (and probably the most sensitive) documentation of the malabsorption of carbohydrate and are currently widely used for clinical analysis. The 14C-xylose breath test is the most sensitive and specific breath test for detecting bacterial overgrowth; it may be used in combination with the labelled bile acid breath test to make the latter a sensitive and specific test for ileal malabsorption of bile salts. The labelled fat breath test has promise in aiding the detection and/or cause of fat malabsorption, but requires modification for optimum sensitivity and utility in quantifying the level of fat absorption.

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Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

6409472

Citation

King, C E., and P P. Toskes. "The Use of Breath Tests in the Study of Malabsorption." Clinics in Gastroenterology, vol. 12, no. 2, 1983, pp. 591-610.
King CE, Toskes PP. The use of breath tests in the study of malabsorption. Clin Gastroenterol. 1983;12(2):591-610.
King, C. E., & Toskes, P. P. (1983). The use of breath tests in the study of malabsorption. Clinics in Gastroenterology, 12(2), 591-610.
King CE, Toskes PP. The Use of Breath Tests in the Study of Malabsorption. Clin Gastroenterol. 1983;12(2):591-610. PubMed PMID: 6409472.
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