Causes of fatty diarrhea

Likely causes of fatty diarrhea

Malabsorption Syndromes

  • • Mucosal disease (celiac disease, Whipple disease)
  • • Small bowel bacterial overgrowth
  • • Chronic mesenteric ischemia
  • • Short bowel syndrome
  • • Postgastrectomy syndrome

Maldigestion

  • • Pancreatic exocrine insufficiency
  • • Orlistat ingestion
  • • Inadequate luminal bile acid concentration
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