Orphanet: Glucose galactose malabsorption

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Glucose-galactose malabsorption

Disease definition

Glucose-galactose malabsorption (GGM) is a very rare, potentially lethal, genetic metabolic disease characterized by impaired glucose-galactose absorption resulting in severe watery diarrhea and dehydration with onset inthe neonatal period.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • SGLT1 deficiency
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal recessive 
  • Age of onset: Infancy, Neonatal
  • ICD-10: E74.3
  • OMIM: 606824
  • UMLS: C0268186
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: 6521
  • MedDRA: 10066388
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