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.
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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
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occasional 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...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...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...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 likely to be an infectious diarrheal...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 to be diagnosed with fatal...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 known possibilities...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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Research about Shwachman syndrome
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Clinical Trials for Shwachman syndrome
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Statistics for Shwachman syndrome
Shwachman syndrome: Broader Related Topics
Types of Shwachman syndrome
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Definitions of Shwachman syndrome:
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)
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