Karoly Horvath

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Disaccharidase Deficiencies

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has disaccharidase deficiencies? What are the typical findings for this disease? Disaccharidase deficiencies are caused by the decreased hydrolysis of the disaccharides (double-sugars) by the disaccharidase enzymes (lactase; maltase-glucoamylase; sucrase-isomaltase; palatinase and trehalase). These enzymes are localized in the brush border membrane of…

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