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microvillus inclusion disease


Definition: a condition that begins at birth with persistent watery diarrhea and life-threatening malabsorption associated with villous atrophy and crypt hypoplasia in the small bowel; electron microscopy reveals microvillus inclusions in enterocytes.

Synonym(s): congenital microvillus atrophy

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