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neonatal enteropathies

Tuesday 10 August 2004

Syndrome consisting of unremitting chronic diarrhea occuring in infants less than 3 months of age, resulting in malnutrition with careful exclusion of an infectious etiology. (Avery, 1968)

Intractable diarrhea of infancy is an heterogeneous syndrome with a nymber of possible causes, resulting in severe chronic diarrhea and associated with severe malnutrition not easily resolved by conventional management. (Wlaker-Smith, 1994)

Etiology

- microvillous inclusion disease (microvillous atrophy)
- intestinal epithelial dysplasia (tufting enteropathy)
- autoimmune enteropathy
- IPEX syndrome