Gastroschisis: A rare birth defect where the intestines form on the outside of the abdomen through an abnormal opening in the abdominal wall.
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Symptoms of Gastroschisis
- Small abdominal cavity
- Hernitated intestines
- Swollen intestines
- Opening in abdominal wall
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Causes of Gastroschisis
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Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down
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Definitions of Gastroschisis:
A congenital defect with major fissure in the ABDOMINAL WALL lateral to, but not at, the UMBILICUS. This results in the extrusion of VISCERA. Unlike OMPHALOCELE, herniated structures in gastroschisis are not covered by a sac or PERITONEUM.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Gastroschisis is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Gastroschisis, or a subtype of Gastroschisis,
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 Gastroschisis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet
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