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Shwachman syndrome

Shwachman syndrome: Introduction

Shwachman syndrome: A rare disorder where a pancreatic defect impairs digestive enzyme production and malfunction of the bone marrow produces blood abnormalities, particularly blood cells involved with fighting infection. These defects produce a range of symptoms as a result of malabsorption and poor ability to fight infections. Characterized by a lack of digestive enzymes and low immunity due to low leukocyte level. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Shwachman syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Shwachman syndrome

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Causes of Shwachman syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Shwachman syndrome

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Less Common Symptoms of Shwachman syndrome

Shwachman syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Shwachman syndrome

Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over...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"...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 off not only "bad" bacteria,...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 fact, it's more...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 over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail...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 symptoms of celiac...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...read more »

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Shwachman syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Shwachman syndrome

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Prognosis for Shwachman syndrome

Prognosis for Shwachman syndrome: symptoms improve with age but there is an increased risk of hematological malignancies

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Clinical Trials for Shwachman syndrome

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Shwachman syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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

Related Shwachman syndrome Info

More information about Shwachman syndrome

  1. Shwachman syndrome: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Prognosis
 

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