Other Names for this Disease
- Glucose galactose malabsorption deficiency
- Carbohydrate intolerance of glucose galactose
- Complex carbohydrate intolerance
- 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.
- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Glucose-galactose malabsorption. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The Monarch Initiative brings together data about this condition from humans and other species to help physicians and biomedical researchers. Monarch’s tools are designed to make it easier to compare the signs and symptoms (phenotypes) of different diseases and discover common features. This initiative is a collaboration between several academic institutions across the world and is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Visit the website to explore the biology of this condition.
- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Glucose-galactose malabsorption. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.