Associated Conditions of Achalasia


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About associated conditions: Associated conditions are those which appear statistically related, but do not have a clear cause or effect relationship. Whereas the complications are caused by Achalasia, and underlying causes may be causes of Achalasia, the following list shows associated conditions that simply appear with higher frequency in people who have Achalasia. In some cases, there may be overlap between this list and risk factors for Achalasia. People with Achalasia may be more likely to get a condition on the list of associated conditions, or the reverse may be true, or both. Whether they are causes of, caused by, or simply coincidentally related to Achalasia is not always clear. For general information, see Associated Condition Misdiagnosis.

Achalasia as a risk factor: Another type of associated condition is one for which Achalasia is itself a risk factor. The conditions for which Achalasia is listed as a risk factor includes:


Last revision: May 20, 2003

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