Congenital chloride diarrhea in a Turkish boy


Ozen H. , Tannoger N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, cilt.38, ss.235-238, 1996 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 38 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 1996
  • Dergi Adı: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.235-238

Özet

Congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD), first described in 1945, is a rare, autosomal-recessively inherited disease. It is characterized by chronic, watery diarrhea with a high fecal chloride concentration, hyponatremia, hypokalemia, and hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis. In this report, a 7.5-year-old boy with CCD diagnosed by high fecal chloride concentration is presented. Until now CCD had not been reported from Turkey, although consanguineous marriages are common.