Glucose Galactose Malabsorption: A Case Report


MUTLU M. , ÇAKIR M. , ASLAN Y.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS, vol.15, no.4, pp.320-323, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : HONG KONG JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.320-323

Abstract

Glucose-galactose malabsorption (GGM) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder of intestinal transport of glucose and galactose, leading to watery diarrhoea, dehydration, failure to thrive, or early death It is caused by mutations in the gene coding for the intestinal brush border of sodium-glucose co-transporter Treatment includes the elimination of glucose and galactose from diet. We report a female newborn with suspected GGM. She presented with the classical features of the disease including severe recurrent hypernatremia Her symptoms rapidly improved with fructose based diet.