Blind Loop Syndrome

Blind Loop Syndrome


BLIND LOOP SYNDROME

  • Blind loop syndrome or stagnant bowel syndrome is bacterial proliferation due to functional stasis or anatomic stasis.

ETIOLOGY

  • Hypochlorhydria, impaired motility, surgical resection, fistulae, hypogammaglobulinemia.

CLINICAL FEATURES

  • Watery diahrroea/ stearrhoea- deficiency of vitamin B12
  • Macrocytic anaemia due to bacterial growth.

INVESTIGATIONS-

  • Endoscopic duodenal biopsies
  • Hydrogen breath test

TREATMENT

  • Tetracycline
  • Metronidazole or ciprofloxacin
  • IM of Vitamin B12 supplementation

Exam Important

  • Blind loop syndrome or stagnant bowel syndrome is bacterial proliferation due to functional stasis or anatomic stasis.

CLINICAL FEATURES

  • Watery diahrroea/ stearrhoea- deficiency of vitamin B12
  • Macrocytic anaemia due to bacterial growth.
  • INVESTIGATIONS- Hydrogen breath test
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