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Hirschsprung disease

Hirschsprung disease: Introduction

Hirschsprung disease: congenital disorder of the colon in which the ganglionic nerver cells are absent leading to constipation. See detailed information below for a list of 17 causes of Hirschsprung disease, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Hirschsprung disease: Symptom Checker

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Hirschsprung disease: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Hirschsprung disease

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Misdiagnosis and Hirschsprung disease

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or more »

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, 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" bacteria that aid digestion, and 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 gut. This leads to " 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 »

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 over-diagnosed (it can, more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" around the arm 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 disease). A variety of other more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine 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 bowel syndrome, more »

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Hirschsprung disease: Related Rare Diseases

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Hirschsprung disease: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Hirschsprung disease

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How Common are these Causes of Hirschsprung disease?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Hirschsprung disease. Of the 17 causes of Hirschsprung disease that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 0 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 17 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Hirschsprung disease:

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Medical Conditions associated with Hirschsprung disease:

Intestinal symptoms (5299 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

Symptoms related to Hirschsprung disease:

Congenital aganglionosis, Aganglionic megacolon, Congenital dilation of the colon, Congenital megacolon, Meconium, Anorectal reflex, Chronic constipation, Enterocolitis, Trisomy 21, Down syndrome, Bowel obstruction (72 causes), Bilious vomiting, Abdominal distention (68 causes), Poor feeding (265 causes), Failure to thrive (955 causes), Myenteric plexus, Auerbach plexus, submucosal plexus, Meissner plexus, colonic lavage, full-thickness rectal biopsy, simple suction rectal biopsy, anorectal manometry, diverting colostomy, Swenson procedure, Duhamel procedure, Soave procedure, anorectal myomectomy

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