Congenital chloride diarrhea

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Congenital chloride diarrhea

A rare genetic intestinal disease characterized by persistent potentially life-threatening watery diarrhea with excessive levels of chloride in stools hypochloremia hyponatremia hypokalemia and metabolic alkalosis resulting in chronic dehydration and failure to thrive. Antenatal ultrasound typically reveals polyhydramnios and significant dilatation of the fetal intestinal loops.

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