Living with CSID
July 26, 2013
Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency, CSID
CSID a Rare Congenital Disorder of the Small Intestine
Congenital Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency or CSID is a congenital disease similar to lactose intolerance, but for sucrose, a common form of sugar. The body lacks the primary enzyme in the small intestine responsible for digesting sucrose. Symptoms often overlap with many common GI disorders so it can be difficult to diagnose. Join guests, Dr. William Treem, a pediatric gastroenterologist, a CSID patient and a CSID advocate as they discuss the problem—its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
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