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Peutz Jeghers syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Lentiginosis, perioral
- Periorificial lentiginosis syndrome
- Peutz-Jeghers polyposis
- Polyposis, hamartomatous intestinal
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Peutz-Jeghers syndrome(PJS) is an autosomal dominant genetic condition characterized by multiple benign polyps called hamartomas on the mucous lining in the gastrointestinal system. T hese polyps occur most often in the small intestine but also occur in the stomach and large intestine. Affected individuals also have dark skin discoloration, especially around the eyes, nostrils, mucous membranes of the mouth, perianal area and inside the mouth. Affected individuals have an increased risk for intestinal and other cancers. Most cases of PJS can be attributed to mutations in the STK11 gene.
- Peutz Jeghers Syndrome. National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Peutz%20Jeghers%20Syndrome. Accessed September 3, 2009.
- Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/ghr/disease/peutzjegherssyndrome. Accessed September 3, 2009.
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Selected Full-Text Journal Articles
- Giardiello FM, Timbath JD. Peutz-Jeghers syndrome and management recommendations. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology Journal. 2006:4(4);408-415
- Hearle N, Schumacher V, Menko FH, Olschwang S, Boardman LA, Gille JJ, Keller JJ, Westerman AM, Scott RJ, Lim W, Trimbath JD, Giardiello FM, Gruber SB, Offerhaus GJ, de Rooij FW, Wilson JH, Hansmann A, Möslein G, Royer-Pokora B, Vogel T, Phillips RK, Spigelman AD, Houlston RS. Frequency and spectrum of cancers in the Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Clin Cancer Res. 2006 May 15;12(10):3209-15.