Lactase deficiency among Malaysian children with recurrent abdominal pain.

@article{Boey2001LactaseDA,
  title={Lactase deficiency among Malaysian children with recurrent abdominal pain.},
  author={Christopher Chiong-Meng Boey},
  journal={Journal of paediatrics and child health},
  year={2001},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={157-60}
}
OBJECTIVES To determine the prevalence of lactase deficiency among Malaysian children with recurrent abdominal pain and to describe their clinical characteristics. METHODOLOGY Twenty-four children referred consecutively to the University of Malaya Medical Centre who fulfilled Apley's criteria (at least three episodes of abdominal pain severe enough to affect normal activity over a period longer than 3 months) were tested for lactase deficiency using a pocket breath test analyser (BreatH2… CONTINUE READING