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• Persistent gastrointestinal (GI) complaints are a common problem in patients presenting to family practice for care.
• Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a diagnosis that adult patients are labeled with when clinicians have exhausted their differential list and no other cause of their GI symptoms can be confirmed.
• Sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (SID) has been historically shown to present early in life as a congenital disorder, but researchers are now recognizing occurrence later in life as a mild or secondary disorder.
• The literature emphasizes the disconcerting prevalence of sucrase-isomaltasedeficiency (SID), the persistent symptoms associated with it, and the need for further research, especially in the adult population.
• SID testing is cost effective, very reliable, and completely non-invasive.
• It has been proven that after treatment of SID with sucrase replacement enzyme, patients were able to return to normal sucrose digestion and had resolution of their symptoms.
• Educating practitioners about SID and providing options for diagnosis and treatment are the first steps in helping the many patients that suffer from chronic bowel problems.
Physician Assistant Studies
Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- diagnosis; Irritable Bowel Syndrome -- therapy; Sucrase -- deficiency; Sucrase-Isomaltase Complex -- deficiency
Digestive System Diseases | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases
Venn, Lindsay, "Sucrase-Isomaltase Deficiency, an Under Considered Diagnosis" (2017). Physician Assistant Scholarly Project Posters. 45.