Recurrent abdominal pain and lactose absorption in children.

  title={Recurrent abdominal pain and lactose absorption in children.},
  author={Emanuel Lebenthal and Tom M Rossi and K S Nord and David Branski},
  volume={67 6},
The association of lactase deficiency with recurrent abdominal pain was investigated. One hundred three white children between the ages of 6 to 14 years with recurrent abdominal pain were evaluated. Sixty-nine underwent lactose tolerance tests and 26 had intestinal biopsies with lactase determinations; 21 of 69 (30.4%) had abnormal lactose tolerance tests and eight of 26 (31%) were lactase deficient. However, 16 of 61 (26.4%) control subjects matched for age and ethnic background exhibited… CONTINUE READING

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