This information is provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD).
Trichohepatoenteric syndrome is a condition that affects the hair, liver, and intestines. The condition is characterized by chronic diarrhea that begins during the first six months after birth. Continued diarrhea can lead to an inability to gain weight (failure to thrive). Trichohepatoenteric syndrome also causes liver disease such as cirrhosis (chronic liver damage) or hepatomegaly (swollen liver). Affected individuals may have wooly or patchy hair. Tirchohepatoenteric syndrome is caused by mutations in TTC37or SKIV2L and is inherited in an autosomal recessive manner. The condition can be diagnosed by clinical examination and confirmed by genetic testing.Treatment options include nutrition through an IV (parenteral nutrition).
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