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What is Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome?

What is Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome?

  • Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome: A rare disorder characterized by the association of achalasia (lack of peristaltic motion) and alacrimia (absent tears).

Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome, or a subtype of Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome: Introduction

Types of Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome:

Broader types of Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome:

What causes Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome?

Causes of Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome: see causes of Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome

What are the symptoms of Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome?

Symptoms of Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome: see symptoms of Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome

Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome: Pediatrician, Otolaryngologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome.
Treatments for Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome: see treatments for Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome

Name and Aliases of Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome

Main name of condition: Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome

Other names or spellings for Achalasia -- alacrimia syndrome:

Infantile achalasia with alacrima

Infantile achalasia with alacrima
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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