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Is hirschsprung's disease a common birth defect?
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Not so rare
It occurs in about 1 out of every 5,000 newborns and is most common in male babies.
Some instances are familial. Down syndrome has fifteen fold increase in incidence of Hirschsprung's disease.

In brief: Not so rare
It occurs in about 1 out of every 5,000 newborns and is most common in male babies.
Some instances are familial. Down syndrome has fifteen fold increase in incidence of Hirschsprung's disease.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Troy Reyna
Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: No
It is in fact rare and occurs in 1:5000 live births.

In brief: No
It is in fact rare and occurs in 1:5000 live births.
Dr. Troy Reyna
Dr. Troy Reyna
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In brief: No
This is not a very common problem.

In brief: No
This is not a very common problem.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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