Lactose Intolerance


Authors: P. Frühauf
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika dětského a dorostového lékařství UK 1. LF a VFN, Praha přednosta prof. MUDr. J. Zeman, DrSc.
Published in: Čes-slov Pediat 2010; 65 (3): 126-131.
Category: Review

Overview

Lactose intolerance is a quite frequent disease, which rarely appears as a congenital form immediately after birth. However, more often is expressed as so-called adult type characterized as a spontaneously diminishing lactase activity in the small intestine after weaning. The prevalence of lactose intolerance is about 10–15 % in European population.

Lactose intolerance can also manifest as a secondary distress following other small intestine disorders such as severe gastroenteritis, celiac disease, symptoms following resections of small intestine etc. The treatment is based on reduction or even elimination of lactose in diet.

Key words:
lactose, lactose intolerance, milk intolerance


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