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American Gastroenterological Association: Patient Center  
American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Children: Malabsorption  
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NDDIC): Your Digestive System and How It Works  
NDDIC: Celiac Disease  
MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Malabsorption Syndromes 

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