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Is there a genetic component to gastrointestinal fistula?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Fistula formation is generally not a genetic disorder.

In brief: No

Fistula formation is generally not a genetic disorder.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease can commonly cause fistulas, narrowings/strictures/stenoses, inflammation, pus pockets.
People seem to be genetically predisposed to one or another of those manifestations (there is some overlap of course).

In brief: Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease can commonly cause fistulas, narrowings/strictures/stenoses, inflammation, pus pockets.
People seem to be genetically predisposed to one or another of those manifestations (there is some overlap of course).
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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