Lactose Intolerance in Asian Children

Lactose Intolerance in Asian Children Lactose intolerance is defined as the body’s inability to digest and absorb the milk sugar called lactose. This occurs secondary to a deficiency in a necessary enzyme essential in the digestion process of milk products. This enzyme is named lactase. In many children who are internationally adopted this medical entity […]

Internationally adopted child be screened for H. Pylori

Should an Internationally adopted child be screened for H. Pylori even if he/she seem asymptomatic? The incidence of H. Pylori is very low in children of industrialized countries. The incidence increases by a small amount every year and it dramatically increases after the age of 20 years. Transmission is usually by person to person contact, […]

Salmonella infection in the Internationally adopted child

Salmonella infection in the Internationally adopted child Salmonella There are two main types of salmonella there is the “normal salmonella that we think of in this country which is acquired through undercooked foods. There is also something called salmonella typhi or typhoid fever. They are both salmonella infections. Normally however when we say salmonella infection […]

Persistent diarrhea in orphan child.

Persistent diarrhea in orphan child. My child who is 20 months old has a problem with persistent diarrhea. H e had the post-adoption medial workup and nothing came back positive. I just do not understand why his bowels are so loose if there is nothing medically going on with him? Unfortunately, chronic diarrhea is a […]

Persistent diarrhea in orphan child.

Persistent diarrhea in orphan child. Question: My child who is 20 months old has a problem with persistent diarrhea. He had the post-adoption medial workup and was good. I just do not understand why his bowels are so loose if there is nothing medically going on with him? Unfortunately, chronic diarrhea is a very common […]