Congenital glucose-galactose malabsorption - A case report

Lee, Way Seah and Goh, Adrian Yu Teik (1997) Congenital glucose-galactose malabsorption - A case report. Journal of the University of Malaya Medical Centre (JUMMEC), 2 (1). pp. 43-45. ISSN 1823-7339,

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We report a case of congenital glucose-galactose malabsorption (GGM) in a Malay male infant who presented with protracted diarrhoea, severe metabolic acidosis. and marked hypernatraemic dehydration since the third day of life whilst on breast feeding. He was severely marasmic, requiring total parenteral nutrition to improve the precarious nutritional status. The course of illness was complicated by Staphylococcal septicaemia and catheter related endocarditis which was eradicated by a six-week course of vancomycin and fusidic acid. Subsequent carbohydrate tolerance tests showed impaired absorption of oral glucose but normal absorption of fructose. The child tolerated fructose-based modular feed well and had normal development. At fourteen months of age he still had failure to thrive despite an adequate calorie intake and normal appetite.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chronic diarrhoea; glucose-galactose malabsorption; congenital
Subjects: R Medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr Jasny Razali
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2020 02:06
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2020 02:06

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