VATER association: Introduction
VATER association: An association of congenital abnormalities that consists of vertebral defects, imperforate anus, tracheoesophageal fistula, and radial and renal dysplasia.
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Symptoms of VATER association
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VATER association: Complications
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Causes of VATER association
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VATER association: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and VATER association
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 ...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,
but can also kill the "good"...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...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the
more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain,...read more »
Interstitial cystitis an under-diagnosed bladder condition: The medical
condition of interstitial cystitic is a bladder condition that can be
misdiagnosed as various...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...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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VATER association: Rare Types
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Definitions of VATER association:
Originally reported as VATER association, the syndrome consists of an association of vertebral abnormalities, anal atresia, cardiovascular defects, tracheoesophageal fistula, esophageal atresia, renal agenesis or dysplasia, and limb abnormalities. Additional abnormalities later observed in VATER patients include vertebral anomalies, and spondylocostal dysplasia, and intestinal, cardiac, renal, and respiratory malformations, leading to expansion of the acronym to VACERL association. Central nervous system malformations and mental retardation were noted in a small number of cases. The acronyms emphasize only the most frequently malformations and a wide variety of other defects affecting most parts of the body may be associated. See also VACTERL association with hydrocephalus syndrome.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Ophanet, a consortium of European partners,
currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000.
They list VATER association as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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