meconium ileus


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meconium ileus

[mə′kō·nē·əm ′il·ē·əs]
(medicine)
Intestinal obstruction in the newborn with cystic fibrosis due to trypsin deficiency.
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This patient was not born out of consanguinity marriage and this patient showed the symbols of malnutrition, respiratory problems and meconium ileus.
CF status (classic form of CF or CF symptom free) was defined either in a fetal pathology examination by the presence of meconium ileus or after birth by biochemical tests (immunoreactive trypsin and sweat testing) and upon clinical presentation.
She was born with a condition called meconium ileus, which meant she needed immediate surgery at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital to remove half her bowel.
The identification of meconium ileus is nearly pathognomonic of CF, since it occurs so infrequently in patients without CF.
The cystic fibrosis caused him to have meconium ileus (blockage of the intestine), so they operated and put in an ileostomy bag (a plastic or latex bag attached to the body for collection of urine or fecal material).
Risk factors noted in case-control studies include high-dose pancreatic enzyme replacement therapy, younger age (2-13 years), history of gastrointestinal complications (DIOS, meconium ileus, colitis), prior gastrointestinal surgery, use of histamine H2-receptor blockers, corticosteroids, and recombinant human deoxyribonuclease.