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What is Barrett Esophagus?

What is Barrett Esophagus?

  • Barrett Esophagus: Pre-malignant syndrome of the lower oesophagus characteries by columnar epithelium with areas of metaplasia.

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

Barrett Esophagus: Introduction

Types of Barrett Esophagus:

Broader types of Barrett Esophagus:

How serious is Barrett Esophagus?

Complications of Barrett Esophagus: see complications of Barrett Esophagus

What causes Barrett Esophagus?

Causes of Barrett Esophagus: see causes of Barrett Esophagus

What are the symptoms of Barrett Esophagus?

Symptoms of Barrett Esophagus: see symptoms of Barrett Esophagus

Complications of Barrett Esophagus: see complications of Barrett Esophagus

Barrett Esophagus: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Barrett Esophagus.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Barrett Esophagus.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Barrett Esophagus: Gastroenterologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Barrett Esophagus.
Treatments for Barrett Esophagus: see treatments for Barrett Esophagus
Research for Barrett Esophagus: see research for Barrett Esophagus

Name and Aliases of Barrett Esophagus

Main name of condition: Barrett Esophagus

Other names or spellings for Barrett Esophagus:

Barrett ulcer, Chronic peptic ulcer and esophagitis syndrome, Columnar-like esophagus, Esophagitis-peptic ulcer, Barrett syndrome, BE
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Barrett Esophagus: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Barrett Esophagus:


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