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Familial polyposis

Familial polyposis: Introduction

Familial polyposis: A rare, inherited condition, called familial polyposis , causes hundreds of polyps to form in the colon and rectum. ... more about Familial polyposis.

Familial polyposis: Rare genetic disease causing multiple colorectal polyps. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Familial polyposis is available below.

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Familial polyposis: Complications

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Causes of Familial polyposis

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Familial polyposis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Familial polyposis

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 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 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, more »

Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's " more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal 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 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 more »

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Prognosis for Familial polyposis

Prognosis for Familial polyposis: Malignancy can develop by 40 years of age.

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Article Excerpts about Familial polyposis

A rare, inherited condition, called familial polyposis , causes hundreds of polyps to form in the colon and rectum. Unless this condition is treated, familial polyposis is almost certain to lead to colorectal cancer. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: NCI)

Definitions of Familial polyposis:

A polyposis syndrome due to an autosomal dominant mutation of the APC genes (GENES, APC) on CHROMOSOME 5. The syndrome is characterized by the development of hundreds of ADENOMATOUS POLYPS in the COLON and RECTUM of affected individuals by early adulthood. The lifetime risk of colorectal cancer in these patients reaches 100 percent by age 60. - (Source - Diseases Database)

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


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