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When does severe diarrhoea disclose a hereditary disease?
  1. J Boujaoude1,
  2. K Honein1,
  3. E Hobeika1,
  4. C Ghorra2,
  5. P Ghorra3,
  6. E Hobeika4
  1. 1Department of Gastroenterology, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
  3. 3Department of Laboratory, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
  4. 4Department of Gastroenterology, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Joseph Boujaoude
    Department of Gastroenterology, Hotel-Dieu de France Hospital, Saint-Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon; jbouj{at}hotmail.com

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A 30-year-old man of Mediterranean origin was admitted for intractable diarrhoea and severe malabsorption. He presented with a 2 month history of frequent watery stools and acute weight loss of 10 kg. He is of Mediterranean origin. His medical history included episodic diffuse abdominal pain of sudden onset, severe intensity …

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