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What is Juvenile polyposis syndrome?

What is Juvenile polyposis syndrome?

  • Juvenile polyposis syndrome: An inherited or sporadic condition characterized by the development of multiple noncancerous polyps in the digestive tract usually by the second decade of life. The polyps are generally noncancerous but there may be an increased risk of gastrointestinal cancer. The number and size of polyps and the risk of cancer is variable.

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

Juvenile polyposis syndrome: Introduction

Types of Juvenile polyposis syndrome:

Broader types of Juvenile polyposis syndrome:

How serious is Juvenile polyposis syndrome?

Complications of Juvenile polyposis syndrome: see complications of Juvenile polyposis syndrome

What causes Juvenile polyposis syndrome?

Causes of Juvenile polyposis syndrome: see causes of Juvenile polyposis syndrome

What are the symptoms of Juvenile polyposis syndrome?

Symptoms of Juvenile polyposis syndrome: see symptoms of Juvenile polyposis syndrome

Complications of Juvenile polyposis syndrome: see complications of Juvenile polyposis syndrome

Can anyone else get Juvenile polyposis syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Juvenile polyposis syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Juvenile polyposis syndrome

Juvenile polyposis syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Juvenile polyposis syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Juvenile polyposis syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Juvenile polyposis syndrome: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Juvenile polyposis syndrome.
Treatments for Juvenile polyposis syndrome: see treatments for Juvenile polyposis syndrome
Research for Juvenile polyposis syndrome: see research for Juvenile polyposis syndrome

Name and Aliases of Juvenile polyposis syndrome

Main name of condition: Juvenile polyposis syndrome

Other names or spellings for Juvenile polyposis syndrome:

JPS, Polyposis, juvenile intestinal, PJI, Juvenile intestinal polyposis, JIP, Polyposis, familial, of entire gastrointestinal tract

Juvenile colonic polyposis Source - Diseases Database

JIP, JPS, Juvenile intestinal polyposis, PJI, Polyposis, familial, of entire gastrointestinal tract, Polyposis, juvenile intestinal
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Juvenile polyposis syndrome: Related Conditions

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