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HEREDITARY FOLATE MALABSORPTION
Hereditary Folate Malabsorption, as the name suggests, is an inherited disorder and it relates to absorption of vitamin B (folates) into the bloodstream from the food that is consumed. This disorder can show up immediately after birth as soon as the impairment begins to have its effect. The symptoms are diarrhea, due to inability to take feeding properly as well as lack of growth.
HOW IS HEREDITARY FOLATE MALABSORPTION DIAGNOSED?
Paediatricians may conduct a complete physical examination of the infant and also evaluate the symptoms. A blood test may help confirm diagnosis if the folate levels are extremely low and go undetectable.
HOW IS HEREDITARY FOLATE MALABSORPTION TREATED?
Treatment for this Hereditary Folate Malabsorption is extremely difficult because it is a very rare kind of disorder. In most cases, extra doses of folate are given to the child but there are many kinds of complications involved in the same.
DID YOU KNOW?
Since Hereditary Folate Malabsorption is an inherited disorder, the family history should also be provided to the doctor.