Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
154 Doctors are Online

Diabetic, presence of starch in the stool iodine mount. What clinical conditions are associated with this?

HellO, SIR/MADAM One of our patient showing presence of starch in the stool iodine mount .what are all the clinical conditions associated with this. we are not come to the diagnosis as RFT,LFT, Hb %-11gm, serum protein-2gm etc. he was known dibetc on treatment.he was on ATT also Kindly giv your valuable suggestions Dr.Sharada
Asked On : Tue, 5 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  104
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Topics
Gastroenterologist 's  Response
Hello! Thanks for putting your query in HCM. I am a Gastroenterologist (DM).

Presence of starch in stool suggest malabsorption syndrome (MAS). Also serum protein is very less only 2gm, normal range is 6-8gm. In this patient it may be due to Celiac disease, SIBO ( Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth syndrome), or may be due to dysbiosis gastrintestinal tract.

For confirmation of MAS your patient require endoscopy examination and duodenal biopsy for histopathology

For celiac disease test for antiendomysial antibody for gluten allergy

For SIBO or dysbiosis: To confirm get Glucose hydrogen breath test, or you can simply start tablet rifaximin and tab with combination of pre and probiotic

I hope I have answered your query and this will help you. If you have any further query I will be happy to answer that too. Remain in touch and get-well soon.

Answered: Thu, 29 Aug 2013
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor