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Gastrointestinal Disorders

Three-quarters of persons with diabetes will experience significant gastrointestinal symptoms. What underlies the evolution of these GI ailments?

Patients with dermatitis herpetiformis should be referred for consultation with a gastroenterologist for evaluation and follow-up.

What would your diagnosis be in this young man and how would that inform your next step?

Several tests effectively and objectively demonstrate gastric emptying in patients with suspected gastroparesis. Which of the four suggested here would not be used?

Does this patient need IV PPI, pRBCs, or maybe TLC for now?

Retching, bloating, abdominal pain, early fullness...which is worse in patients with "diabetic stomach"?

Clue: What do domperidone and metoclopramide have in common?

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