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Bowel Sounds Ep. 19: Tanaz Danialifar – Carbs Causing Chaos: Disaccharidase Deficiencies

In this episode, hosts Drs. Peter Lu and Temara Hajjat talk to Dr. Tanaz Danialifar about diagnosing and treating disaccharidase deficiencies in children, including lactase deficiency and congenital sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (CSID). 

Dr. Danialifar is a pediatric gastroenterologist at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, where she is Associate Director of their Gastroenterology Fellowship Program, and an Assistant Professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize aspects of a child's clinical presentation that would raise concern for a disaccharidase deficiency.
  2. Understand the roles of the various diagnostic tests available for disaccharidase deficiencies.
  3. Understand the treatment and prognosis of disaccharidase deficiencies in children.

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