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What is Familial Lactase Deficiency?

What is Familial Lactase Deficiency?

  • Familial Lactase Deficiency: A congenital metabolic disorder where normal amounts of lactase are produced but the lactase is defective and unable to digest milk and other products that contain lactose. Symptoms tend to occur soon after consuming such products.

Familial Lactase Deficiency: Introduction

Types of Familial Lactase Deficiency:

Broader types of Familial Lactase Deficiency:

How serious is Familial Lactase Deficiency?

Prognosis of Familial Lactase Deficiency: Symptoms improve rapidly once lactose is eliminated from the diet.
Complications of Familial Lactase Deficiency: see complications of Familial Lactase Deficiency

What causes Familial Lactase Deficiency?

Causes of Familial Lactase Deficiency: see causes of Familial Lactase Deficiency
Cause of Familial Lactase Deficiency: The condition results from a genetic defect inherited in a familial manner.

What are the symptoms of Familial Lactase Deficiency?

Symptoms of Familial Lactase Deficiency: see symptoms of Familial Lactase Deficiency

Complications of Familial Lactase Deficiency: see complications of Familial Lactase Deficiency

Onset of Familial Lactase Deficiency: Symptoms start from the first day of life if milk feeds contain lactose. Symptoms tend to occur after eating a meal containing milk or its products.

Familial Lactase Deficiency: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Familial Lactase Deficiency.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Familial Lactase Deficiency.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Familial Lactase Deficiency: see treatments for Familial Lactase Deficiency

Name and Aliases of Familial Lactase Deficiency

Main name of condition: Familial Lactase Deficiency

Other names or spellings for Familial Lactase Deficiency:

Lactase Deficiency, Familial

 

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