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Microvillous atrophy, also known as microvillous inclusion disease, is a rare disorder of the small intestine that causes chronic and severe watery intractable diarrhoea in new-born infants, starting in the first few days of life. It is nearly always fatal unless treated with parenteral nutrition or an intestinal transplant. It is caused by a congenital lack of apical microvilli in the epithelial cells of the small intestine. It cannot be diagnosed in utero; diagnosis requires a biopsy of sections of the intestine.
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