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Case Report
Surgical consequences in infants with delayed diagnosis of congenital chloride diarrhea
1 Department of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Clinical Nutrition, King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia  
Turk J Gastroenterol 2017; 28: 510-513
DOI: 10.5152/tjg.2017.17061
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Key Words: Diarrhea, congenital chloride diarrhea, intestinal obstruction
Abstract

Despite the usual typical presentation, congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD) poses multiple diagnostic challenges. It has an incidence of 1/5000 in Saudi Arabia. CCD can mimic intestinal obstruction and result in avoidable surgical interventions. Contributing factors are abdominal distension and the watery (urine-like) diarrhea that is often interpreted as delayed passage of meconium. Surgical interventions would unnecessarily increase the morbidity. Therefore, a high index of suspicion and educating neonatologists, general pediatricians, and pediatric surgeons regarding this diagnostic entity is essential. Here we describe five such cases.

 

 

Cite this article as: Al Awadhi H, Al Mehaidib A, Al Saleem K, Banemai M, Al Dekhail W. Surgical consequences in infants with delayed diagnosis of congenital chloride diarrhea. Turk J Gastroenterol 2017; 28: 510-3.

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