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Boerhaave syndrome

Boerhaave syndrome: Introduction

Boerhaave syndrome: A rare spontaneous rupture of the esophagus which can occur during violent vomiting or retching. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Boerhaave syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Boerhaave syndrome

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Boerhaave syndrome: Deaths

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Boerhaave syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Boerhaave syndrome

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Boerhaave syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Boerhaave 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-diagnosed, 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" 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" bacteria in the 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 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 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 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 are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable more »

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Boerhaave syndrome: Rare Types

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Definitions of Boerhaave syndrome:

An opening or hole in the ESOPHAGUS that is caused by TRAUMA, injury, or pathological process. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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