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Congenital lactase deficiency

Congenital lactase deficiency: Introduction

Congenital lactase deficiency: A congenital metabolic disorder where a deficiency of an enzyme called lactase impairs the body's ability to digest milk and other products that contain lactose. Symptoms tend to occur soon after consuming such products. The severity of symptoms depends on the degree of lactase deficiency. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Congenital lactase deficiency is available below.

Symptoms of Congenital lactase deficiency

Treatments for Congenital lactase deficiency

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Congenital lactase deficiency: Complications

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Causes of Congenital lactase deficiency

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Congenital lactase deficiency: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Congenital lactase deficiency

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Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad" bacteria, but can also more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see symptoms more »

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Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known more »

Congenital lactase deficiency: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Congenital lactase deficiency

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Congenital lactase deficiency: Rare Types

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Congenital lactase deficiency: Animations

Prognosis for Congenital lactase deficiency

Prognosis for Congenital lactase deficiency: Symptoms improve rapidly once lactose is eliminated from the diet.

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Definitions of Congenital lactase deficiency:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Congenital lactase deficiency as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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