Prune belly syndrome
Prune belly syndrome: Introduction
Prune belly syndrome: A congenital condition where an infant is born without muscles in the front abdominal wall giving the loose skin a wrinkled, prune-like appearance.
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causes, and treatments of Prune belly syndrome is available below.
Symptoms of Prune belly syndrome
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Prune belly syndrome: Deaths
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Prune belly syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Prune belly syndrome
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Prune belly syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Prune belly syndrome
Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms
of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea
is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance.
The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely
to cause some level of diarrhea in patients.
The reason is that antibiotics kill...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning).
In...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be...read more »
Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive
conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms (see ...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent
difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases.
Some of the better known...read more »
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Prune belly syndrome: Rare Types
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Prognosis for Prune belly syndrome
Prognosis for Prune belly syndrome:
majority die young
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Definitions of Prune belly syndrome:
A syndrome of hypoplasia or aplasia of the abdominal muscle, presenting a thin, loose, wrinkled and shriveled (prunelike) abdominal wall, with furrowlike umbilicus, and other anomalies, including persistent urachus, pigeon breast deformity, and a variety of gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, urogenital, and skeletal abnormalities. Prune belly syndrome may occur with or without pulmonic stenosis, deafness, and mental retardation. Distention of the bladder and urethra in utero is considered as a possible cause of abdominal overdistention.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Prune belly syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Prune belly syndrome, or a subtype of Prune belly 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 Prune belly syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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