Sprue is a disorder in which the intestines are unable to absorb nutrients from food. It can cause loss of appetite, diarrhea, weight loss, muscle cramps, pale skin, and bone pain.
Sprue occurs in two forms: tropical and nontropical.
Last Revised: June 18, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Susan C. Kim, MD - Pediatrics & Jerry S. Trier, MD - Gastroenterology
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