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What is Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome?

What is Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome?

  • Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: A rare and usually lethal gastrointestinal disorder involving dysfunction of the bowel and bladder due to abnormalities of the smooth muscle.

Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome, or a subtype of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome, 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 Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: Introduction

Types of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome:

Broader types of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome:

How serious is Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome?

Complications of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: see complications of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome

What causes Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome?

Causes of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: see causes of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome

What are the symptoms of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome?

Symptoms of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: see symptoms of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome

Complications of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: see complications of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome

Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: Neonatologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome.
Treatments for Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: see treatments for Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome

Name and Aliases of Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome

Main name of condition: Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome

Other names or spellings for Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome:

Megacystis microcolon - intestinal hypoperistalsis - hydronephrosis, Berdon syndrome, MMIH syndrome, MMIHS

Megacystis, microcolon, hypoperistalsis syndrome Source - Diseases Database

Berdon syndrome, MMIH syndrome, MMIHS, MMIH syndrome, MMIHS, MMIHS, Berdon syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome:

  • Distended unobstructed bladder
  • Dilated small bowel
  • Microcolon
  • Absent peristalsis
 

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