medical Definition of tropical sprue
- Though pathologically indistinguishable from nontropical sprue (i.e., gluten-sensitive enteropathy, or celiac disease), tropical sprue … does not respond to the removal of gluten from the diet …
- —Edward T. Ryan et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 15 Aug. 2002
Learn More about tropical sprue
Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about tropical sprue
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tropical sprue? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).