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3 Months With Malabsorption

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  • Posted By: alshoul
  • December 16, 2007
  • 10:58 PM

I am from Saudi Arabia and I have four children 3 of them boys and one is a cute girl.

The first two boys are in good health and they live them life in success way. But the problem was when the third boy came in this life, the first two months was very good without any problems, after the two months he started suffering from malabsorption and we took him to most the hospital in my country but without any treatment or diagnosis, and when he complete 7 months he dept of nature ( decease).

After that my daughter ( the last chiled) againe suffering from this problem and when I asked the doctors about the disease they told me ( the small intestine cannot absorb the food so they give her now the food intravenous)

And now I hope from any one who know about my problem to help me or to guide me what to do.


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  • a bit late but:It sounds like a defect of an amino acid carrier, as the doctors are giving intravenous substitution.An alternative to intravenous substitution could be oral substitution of the affected amino acids with their ethyl esters. By esterifying the amino acids become lipophilic and can thus circumvent the broken carrier.See:Circumvention of defective neutral amino acid transport in Hartnup disease using tryptophan ethyl ester.A J Jonas and I J ButlerJ Clin Invest. 1989 July; 84(1): 200–204. doi: 10.1172/JCI114141.PMCID: PMC303970You can get the full article free of charge by PubMed Central.http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/picrender.fcgi?artid=303970&blobtype=pdf
    Morten Karol 1 Replies
    • January 18, 2009
    • 09:49 AM
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