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Intestinal disaccharidases in Greenland Eskimos.

  title={Intestinal disaccharidases in Greenland Eskimos.},
  author={Nils Georg Asp and Nils O. Berg and Arne Dahlqvist and E Gudmand-H{\"o}yer and Stig Jarnum and A. Mcnair},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of gastroenterology},
  volume={10 5},
Jejunal biopsies from 19 adult Greenland Eskimos were studied regarding disaccharidases, two intracellular beta-galactosidases, and morphological appearance. Fifteen of the patients (79%) had low lactase activity, and 3 of these (16%) had sucrase-isomaltase deficiency as well. Two patients had low trehalase activity. Microscopical appearance was essentially normal in all the biopsies, except for a certain stromal plasma cell infiltration. All the patients with low lactase activity had a… CONTINUE READING


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