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Intestinal malabsorption in cystic fibrosis.
  1. D J Penny,
  2. C B Ingall,
  3. P Boulton,
  4. J A Walker-Smith,
  5. S M Basheer


    An oral solution containing lactulose and L-rhamnose was administered to six patients with cystic fibrosis. Intestinal absorption of both sugars was assessed by measurement of their urinary excretion. The lactulose: L-rhamnose excretion ratio was raised, supporting the hypothesis of an intestinal component to the malabsorption of cystic fibrosis.

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