Successful intestinal transplantation for microvillus inclusion disease

Maria M. Oliva, Jay A. Perman, Jose M. Saavedra, Joy Young-Ramsaran, Kathleen B. Schwarz

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Abstract

Microvillus inclusion disease is a rare congenital disorder that presents with severe diarrhea in the newborn period. Multiple therapeutic attempts to control the diarrhea have failed, leading to a chronic dependence on parenteral nutrition and a high infant mortality. This report presents the first child with microvillus inclusion disease in whom small bowel transplantation has been successful, allowing for the administration of total caloric requirements via the enteral route.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)771-774
Number of pages4
JournalGastroenterology
Volume106
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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