An Infant with Chronic Diarrhoea and Failure to Thrive: Familial Hypobetalipoproteinemia BD01-BD02
Dr. Ankur Singh,
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Institute of Medical Sciences,
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi - 221005, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Diarrhoea is a common clinical problem for treating clinicians in developing countries. Mostly, it is attributed to malnutrition and infection. We, as clinicians, tend to miss some of cases who have inherited enteropathies because of lack of suspicion and non availability of diagnostic facilities. Here, we report a case of homozygous hypobetalipoproteinaemia in a nine-month-old female patient presenting with chronic diarrhoea and failure to thrive. Simple parental screening of lipid parameters led to correct diagnosis and early intervention in present case.