microvillus inclusion disease(redirected from congenital microvillus atrophy)
microvillus inclusion disease[MIM*251850]
a condition that begins at birth with persistent watery diarrhea and life-threatening malabsorption associated with villous atrophy and crypt hypoplasia in the small bowel; electron microscopy reveals microvillus inclusions in enterocytes.
Synonym(s): congenital microvillus atrophy
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microvillus inclusion disease
A rare congenital disorder in which newborns or infants develop severe watery diarrhea (caused by intestinal malabsorption) resulting in dehydration, metabolic disarray, and malnutrition. It can be treated with small bowel transplantation when donor organs are available. Synonym: microvillous atrophy
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