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The role of histopathology in diagnosing protracted diarrhea of infancy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20450267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Protracted diarrhea is used to describe infants with loose and frequent stools of sufficient severity to require nutritional support, most commonly parenteral nutrition. Despite similar clinical presentations, the causes of protracted diarrhea in infants are varied and diverse in management and prognosis. The following cases represent the two more common causes of protracted diarrhea in young infants in the developed world - allergic and autoimmune enteropathy. Both patients demonstrate diagnostic challenges related to clinical and/or laboratory features. These cases illustrate the important role histological assessment plays in determining the correct diagnosis, treatment course and prognosis in infants with protracted diarrhea.
Dawn Hartfield; Justine Turner; Hien Huynh; Per Lidman; Todd Chaba; Atilano Lacson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Fetal and pediatric pathology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1551-3823     ISO Abbreviation:  Fetal Pediatr Pathol     Publication Date:  2010  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-10     Completed Date:  2010-08-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101230972     Medline TA:  Fetal Pediatr Pathol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  144-57     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Stollery Children's Hospital, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Autoimmune Diseases / diagnosis*,  immunology,  therapy
Diarrhea, Infantile / diagnosis*,  immunology,  therapy
Duodenitis / diagnosis*,  immunology,  therapy
Duodenum / pathology
Intestinal Mucosa / pathology
Milk Hypersensitivity / diagnosis*,  immunology,  therapy
Milk, Human
Parenteral Nutrition
Treatment Outcome

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