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What do fat globules on stool test of an infant indicate?

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... hi good day,im from philppines i had my baby s stool lab test result yesterday and it says plenty of fat globules he had diarrhea for about 2 days, is it bad for him. thank you
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
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Hi,

Fat globules positive means lipase enzyme deficiency.is your child having other symptoms as failure to thrive or respiratory problems. If so fecal elastase along with sweat chloride test has to be done to rule out cystic fibrosis.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Prasanna Lakshmi, Pediatrician
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