Congenital chloride diarrhea: A rare cause of recurrent polyhydramnios

  • Jisha Mathew
  • B S Chandrakala
  • A Shashidhar
  • P N Suman Rao


Congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD) is a rare, inherited disorder. Our case was a preterm neonate who presented with severe watery diarrhoea since Day 2 of life. There was maternal history of polyhydramnios and dilated bowel loops. The diagnosis of CCD was confirmed by mutation analysis. The infant is 9 months corrected age, on salt and potassium supplementation, with age-appropriate milestones. The diagnosis of CCD must be made early to prevent life-threatening fluid and electrolyte imbalance.

Keywords: Antenatal polyhydramnios, Prematurity, Urine like stools
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Mathew, J., Chandrakala, B., Shashidhar, A., & Rao, P. N. (2018). Congenital chloride diarrhea: A rare cause of recurrent polyhydramnios. Indian Journal of Child Health, 5(2), 137-138. Retrieved from
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