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What is Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant?

What is Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant?

  • Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant: A genetic condition characterized by the development of adenomatous polyps mainly in the colon and rectum. There may be hundreds or thousands of polyps and these polyps have a predisposition for becoming cancerous. The condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant manner and occurs in a familial pattern. Most patients have at least one parent with the condition.

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant: Introduction

Types of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant:

Broader types of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant:

How serious is Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant?

Prognosis of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant: Malignancy tends to develop by 40 years of age.
Complications of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant: see complications of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant

What causes Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant?

Causes of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant: see causes of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant

What are the symptoms of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant?

Symptoms of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant: see symptoms of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant

Complications of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant: see complications of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant

Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant: see treatments for Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant

Name of Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant

Main name of condition: Familial adenomatous polyposis, autosomal dominant

 

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