When does severe diarrhoea disclose a hereditary disease?

Boujaoude, J.; Honein, K.; Hobeika, E.; Ghorra, C.; Ghorra, P.
March 2007
Gut;Mar2007, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p342
Academic Journal
The article discusses a medical history of a 30-year old man admitted due to intractable diarrhea and severe malabsorption as well as presents some guide questions related to the case. The Mediterranean patient experienced watery stool and acute weight loss. Genetic factor of the disease was considered in diagnosis. Illness history includes episodic diffuse abnormal pain of sudden onset. Results of colonoscopy and ileoscopy were queried as well as the proper differential diagnosis of the case.


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