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microvillous atrophy

Wednesday 23 November 2005

Microvillous inclusion disease is a rare congenital defect of intestinal brush border of unknown aetiology. An autosomal recessive inheritance is suggested by cases occurring in siblings and high incidence of consanguinity. The prognosis of the disease is extremely poor, as life can be sustained only by total parenteral nutrition. Combined bowel-liver or bowel transplantation is regarded as the only potentially life-saving therapy.


- PAS appearance


- CD10 expression (15785408)

See also

- neonatal enteropathies
- intractable diarrhea of infancy


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