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Other Names for this Disease
- Carbohydrate intolerance of glucose galactose
- Complex carbohydrate intolerance
- Glucose galactose malabsorption deficiency
- Monosaccharide malabsorption
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diarrhea resulting in life-threatening dehydration, acidosis, and weight loss. Some children are better able to tolerate glucose and galactose as they get older. Affected individuals can also develop kidney stones or more widespread deposits of calcium within the kidneys. This condition is caused by mutations in the SLC5A1 gene and is inherited in an autosomal recessive fashion.Glucose-galactose malabsorption is an inherited condition in which the cells lining the intestine cannot take in the sugars glucose and galactose, which prevents proper digestion. This condition typically becomes apparent in the first few weeks of a baby's life. When fed breast milk or regular infant formulas, affected infants experience severe
Last updated: 8/31/2011
- Glucose-galactose malabsorption. Genetics Home Reference. July 2007; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/glucose-galactose-malabsorption. Accessed 8/31/2011.
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