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- Pain in the joints (in 90% of cases)
- Pain and bloating in the abdomen
- Fatty foul-smelling stools
- Bleeding from the intestines
- Weight loss
- Fatigue (often from anemia )
- Cough and chest pain
- Increased skin pigmentation (in 50% of cases)
- Swollen lymph glands
- Vitamins A, B12, D, E, and K
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov
National Organization for Rare Disorders http://www.rarediseases.org
The Canadian Association of Gastroenterology http://www.cag-acg.org
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
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- Reviewer: Daus Mahnke, MD
- Review Date: 02/2015 -
- Update Date: 09/30/2013 -