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What is Achalasia, familial esophageal?

What is Achalasia, familial esophageal?

  • Achalasia, familial esophageal: A rare familial disorder where the esophagus lacks the normal peristaltic motions that help food move through the digestive system.

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

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Achalasia, familial esophageal as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Achalasia, familial esophageal: Introduction

Types of Achalasia, familial esophageal:

Broader types of Achalasia, familial esophageal:

How serious is Achalasia, familial esophageal?

Complications of Achalasia, familial esophageal: see complications of Achalasia, familial esophageal

What causes Achalasia, familial esophageal?

Causes of Achalasia, familial esophageal: see causes of Achalasia, familial esophageal

What are the symptoms of Achalasia, familial esophageal?

Symptoms of Achalasia, familial esophageal: see symptoms of Achalasia, familial esophageal

Complications of Achalasia, familial esophageal: see complications of Achalasia, familial esophageal

Achalasia, familial esophageal: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Achalasia, familial esophageal.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Achalasia, familial esophageal.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Achalasia, familial esophageal: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Achalasia, familial esophageal.
Treatments for Achalasia, familial esophageal: see treatments for Achalasia, familial esophageal

Name and Aliases of Achalasia, familial esophageal

Main name of condition: Achalasia, familial esophageal

Other names or spellings for Achalasia, familial esophageal:

Familial esophageal achalasia

Familial esophageal achalasia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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