Microvillus inclusion disease

How might microvillus inclusion disease be treated?

While different medications have been tried to control the severe diarrhea associated with this condition, none of them have proven effective. Children with microvillus inclusion disease are totally dependent on parenteral nutrition for nourishment. This, however, is not a long-term solution, as children who rely on this type of nutrition are at increased risk for malnutrition, dehydration, infections and liver complications. A more recent and long-term management option involves intestinal (small bowel) transplantation. Children with microvillus inclusion disease should be followed by experienced health care providers in a center which specializes in pediatric gastrointestinal disorders.

Last updated on 05-01-20

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