Paediatrics – MCQ 59 – Enzyme deficiency secondary to enteritis

One of the intestinal enzymes that is generally deficient in children following an attack of severe infectious enteritis is:
A. Lactase
B. Trypsin
C. Lipase
D. Amylase

Correct answer : A. Lactase

Even in the normal intestine, the lactase activity is limited. Hence it is most prone to become deficient following an attack of infectious enteritis.

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