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Turcot syndrome

Turcot syndrome: Introduction

Turcot syndrome: A rare inherited disorder characterized by benign growths on the inside of the gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system tumors. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Turcot syndrome is available below.

Symptoms of Turcot syndrome

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Turcot syndrome: Related Patient Stories

Turcot syndrome: Deaths

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Turcot syndrome: Complications

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Causes of Turcot syndrome

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Disease Topics Related To Turcot syndrome

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Turcot syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Turcot syndrome

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, more »

Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, 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" 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) 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 more »

Spitz nevi misdiagnosed as dangerous melanoma skin cancer: One possible misdiagnosis to consider in lieu of melanoma is spitz nevi. See melanoma and spitz 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 more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see 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, more »

Turcot syndrome: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Turcot syndrome

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Turcot syndrome: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Turcot syndrome

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Turcot syndrome: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Turcot syndrome:

The syndrome of polyposis coli, colon cancer and brain tumors. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Turcot syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Turcot syndrome, or a subtype of Turcot syndrome, 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 Turcot syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet


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