hypolactasia


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hypolactasia

 [hi″po-lak-ta´zhah]
deficiency of lactase activity in the intestines.

hypolactasia

/hy·po·lac·ta·sia/ (-lak-ta´zhah) deficiency of lactase activity in the intestines; see lactase deficiency.

lactose intolerance

A term that encompasses an array of adverse responses to consumption of non-human milk, in particular the inability to digest lactose, a sugar in milk and many dairy products. Up to 75% of adults have a decrease in lactase with age, which presents clinically as abdominal bloating, cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, nausea and/or vomiting, and borborygmi (a rumbling noise of the intestines).

hypolactasia

deficiency of lactase activity in the intestines.
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Genetics and epidemiology of adult-type hypolactasia [Review].
Diagnosis of hypolactasia and lactose malabsorption [Review].
Breath hydrogen as a diagnostic method for hypolactasia.
A genetic test which can be used to diagnose adult-type hypolactasia in children.
Thus, patients with secondary hypolactasia or with other causes for symptoms of lactose intolerance leading to a positive LBHT result were more likely to be present in our study population.
Of our 27 patients with either the C/T or T/T genotype, 10 patients had a diagnosis concomitant with secondary hypolactasia (Table 1).
Because milk and dairy product restrictions can probably be revoked in patients with secondary hypolactasia and other causes of lactose intolerance symptoms after successful diagnosis and therapy of their primary diseases, it is important to distinguish these patients from those with primary adult hypolactasia.
13910] may assist in differentiating patients with primary hypolactasia from those with secondary hypolactasia and lactose intolerance.
Regulation of intestinal lactase in adult hypolactasia.
Sahi T, Genetics and epidemiology of adult-type hypolactasia.
Identifcation of a variant associated with adult-type hypolactasia.