MCQ – 88384

Question

A 16-year-old girl complains of chronic abdominal distention, flatulence, and diarrhea after drinking milk. Elimination of milk and other dairy products from the patient’s diet relieves these symptoms. This example of malabsorption is caused by a functional deficiency of which of the following enzymes associated with the intestinal brush border membrane?

A.

Disaccharidase

B.

Glycogen phosphorylase

C.

Hyaluronidase

D.

Sphingomyelinase

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