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Chronic infantile diarrhea due to guanylate cyclase 2C overactivity

Disease definition

A rare, genetic, intestinal disease characterized by early-onset, chronic diarrhea and intestinal inflammation due to overactivity of guanylate cyclase 2C. Additional manifestations include meteorism, dehydration, metabolic acidosis and electrolyte disturbances. Intestinal dysmotility, small-bowel obstruction and esophagitis (with or without esophageal hernia), as well as irritable bowel syndrome (without severe abdominal pain) and Crohn's disease, are frequently associated.


  • Synonym(s): -
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: P78.3
  • OMIM: 614616
  • UMLS: -
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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