congenital

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congenital

denoting or relating to any nonhereditary condition, esp an abnormal condition, existing at birth

congenital

[kən′jen·əd·əl]
(medicine)
Dating from or existing before birth.
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In the rare infant with congenital lactase deficiency, there may be signs of dehydration and failure to thrive (Altschuler & Liacouras, 1998).
The results today support the [American Academy of Pediatrics'] recent policy and what a lot of pediatricians are already doing: Saying that soy formula is best for vegetarian families who want to feed their kids in a vegetarian way or have a specific concern such as galactosemia or congenital lactase deficiency," Dr.
Congenital lactase deficiency, an autosomal recessive condition, is rare and presents immediately after lactose feeding with vomiting, watery stool, dehydration, irritability, acidosis, and lactosuria.

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