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What is Barrett syndrome?

What is Barrett syndrome?

  • Barrett syndrome: Barrett's syndrome refers to cellular changes in the lower portion of the oesophagus as a result of chronic reflux. The changes in the cells of the esophagus can lead to cancer of the esophagus (adenocarcinoma).

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

Barrett syndrome: Introduction

Types of Barrett syndrome:

Broader types of Barrett syndrome:

Who gets Barrett syndrome?

Gender Ratio for Barrett syndrome: male:female 3:1

How serious is Barrett syndrome?

Complications of Barrett syndrome: see complications of Barrett syndrome

What causes Barrett syndrome?

Causes of Barrett syndrome: see causes of Barrett syndrome

What are the symptoms of Barrett syndrome?

Symptoms of Barrett syndrome: see symptoms of Barrett syndrome

Complications of Barrett syndrome: see complications of Barrett syndrome

Onset of Barrett syndrome: middle to old age

Barrett syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Barrett syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Barrett syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Barrett syndrome: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Barrett syndrome.
Treatments for Barrett syndrome: see treatments for Barrett syndrome
Research for Barrett syndrome: see research for Barrett syndrome

Name and Aliases of Barrett syndrome

Main name of condition: Barrett syndrome

Other names or spellings for Barrett syndrome:

esophagitis-peptic ulcer, columnar lined, Barrett metaplasia, Barrett esophagus, Barrett ulcer, BE, Columnar-like esophagus, Chronic peptic ulcer and esophagitis syndrome

BE, Barrett esophagus, Barrett ulcer, Chronic peptic ulcer and esophagitis syndrome, Columnar-like esophagus, Esophagitis-peptic ulcer
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

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