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Hirschsprung's disease

[′hərsh‚pru̇ŋz di‚zēz]
(medicine)
A disease caused by absence of the myenteric ganglion cells in a segment of rectum or distal colon, resulting in spasm of the affected part and dilation of the bowel proximal to the defect.
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Choline transporter immunohistochemistry: an effective substitute for acetylcholinesterase histochemistry to diagnose Hirschsprung disease with formalin-fixed paraffinembedded rectal biopsies.
The first experience of laparoscopic endorectal lowering of the large intestine in Hirschsprung disease in children.
Frykman, "Advances in Hirschsprung disease genetics and treatment strategies: an update for the primary care pediatrician," Clinical Pediatrics, vol.
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Biological findings highlighted leukocytosis with polynucleosis, thrombocytosis, normocytic anemia, hypoalbuminemia and complex metabolic imbalance (metabolic acidosis with respiratory alkalosis), leading to the stage diagnosis of sepsis through enterocolitis in the context of a presumable Hirschsprung disease. Therefore, a stool sample was taken for coproculture, subsequently identifying C.
Evaluation of serosal nerves in Hirschsprung Disease. International Journal of Pathology 2005; 3 (1): 21-4.
Highly recurrent RET mutations and novel mutations in genes of the receptor tyrosine kinase and endothelin receptor B pathways in Chinese patients with sporadic Hirschsprung disease. Clin Chem 2004; 50(1): 93-100.
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One subject had Hirschsprung disease. Eleven patients underwent upper endoscopy, and the most common findings were: duodenitis (seven cases), esophagitis (four cases), gastritis (four cases), and villous atrophy (six patients).
Infant botulism can be manifested by a broad spectrum of symptoms that early in the disease may mimic those of sepsis, dehydration, viral syndrome, pneumonia, idiopathic hypotonia, meningitis, failure to thrive, hypothyroidism, metabolic encephalopathy, amino acid metabolic disorder, heavy metal poisoning (Pb, Mg, As), electrolyte imbalance, drug ingestion, poliomyelitits, medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase, brain stem encephalitis, myasthenia gravis, viral polyneuritis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, Hirschsprung disease, or Werdnig-Hoffman disease.
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