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Addressing the Microvillus Inclusion Disease Knowledge Gap

A Comprehensive Case Analysis

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Many children affected by the genetic intestinal disorder known as microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) may not live to see their third birthday. Given MVID’s rarity, it can be difficult for doctors, researchers, and parents confronted with the devastating disease to locate necessary data related to the disorder, presenting challenges with research, diagnosis, and the development of treatment strategies.

 

To address the knowledge gap, this paper summarizes data trends compiled from all known literature published globally on the disease (1978 – 2017) and includes a comprehensive review of the outcome of treatment methods employed; concluding that there is a desperate need for the accelerated development of new treatment options to improve the quality of life and extend the lifespan of patients living with MVID.