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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The patients had the disorders of respiratory-digestive and meconium ileus and the parents of the patient had no genetic relationship (1).
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.
CF was traditionally diagnosed clinically, either because of a family history or occurrence of meconium ileus, or as a result of intestinal malabsorption and chronic pulmonary disease.
Development of liver disease was associated independently with male sex, having severe CF mutations, and having a history of meconium ileus.
Rescoria FJ, Grosfeld JL, West KJ, and Vane DW: Changing patterns of treatment and survival in neonates with meconium ileus.
The causes of meconium peritonitis include bowel obstruction from strictures, small bowel atresia, volvulus, intussusception, and meconium ileus from cystic fibrosis (CF).
When I was just 12 hours old, I had an operation to remove a blockage in my gut The op revealed I had meconium ileus, where the meconium (the thick black substance in the bowels of all newborn babies) blocks the bawel instead of passing through it.