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Nurse Pract. 2013 Jul 10;38(7):23-8. doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000429894.03255.80.

The diagnosis and management of patients with lactose-intolerance.

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  • 1Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, TX, USA.

Abstract

Approximately 70% of the world's population is lactase deficient. This article reviews the evolutionary history of lactase deficiency, recent recommendations to establish screening, and clinical practice guidelines for increased diagnosis of this important, yet often misunderstood condition of malabsorption.

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