Congenital chloride diarrhea in a Turkish boy


Ozen H., Tannoger N.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.38, no.2, pp.235-238, 1996 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-238

Abstract

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.