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Achalasia malady

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Aliases & Classifications for Achalasia

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Aliases & Descriptions for Achalasia:

Name: Achalasia 8 42 10 44
Esophageal Achalasia 8 42 61
Hypertensive Lower Esophageal Sphincter 8 61
Idiopathic Achalasia of Esophagus 42 48
Idiopathic Achalasia 42 48
Primary Achalasia 42 48
 
Achalasia Cardia 42 48
Cardiospasm 8 42
Lack of Reflex Relaxation of Lower Oesophageal Sphincter 8
Achalasia of Esophagus 8
Achalasia of Cardia 8


Classifications:



Characteristics (Orphanet epidemiological data):

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idiopathic achalasia of esophagus:
Inheritance: Autosomal recessive,Not applicable; Prevalence: 1-9/100000 (Worldwide),1-5/10000 (Canada),1-9/100000 (Korea, Republic of),1-5/10000 (Ireland),1-9/100000 (Iceland),1-9/100000 (Singapore),1-9/100000 (Italy),1-9/1000000 (Iceland),1-9/1000000 (Singapore),1-9/1000000 (Korea, Republic of),1-9/100000 (Canada),1-9/1000000 (Worldwide); Age of onset: Adult,Elderly; Age of death: normal life expectancy


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Disease Ontology8 DOID:9164
MeSH33 D004931
ICD9CM27 530.0
NCIt39 C84699
Orphanet48 930
MESH via Orphanet34 C536011
ICD10 via Orphanet26 K22.0
UMLS via Orphanet62 C0859976
ICD1025 K22.0

Summaries for Achalasia

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NIH Rare Diseases:42 Achalasia is a disorder of the esophagus, the tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. it is characterized by enlargement of the esophagus, impaired ability of the esophagus to push food down toward the stomach (peristalsis), and failure of the ring-shaped muscle at the bottom of the esophagus (the lower esophageal sphincter) to relax. achalasia is caused by damage to the nerves of the esophagus. treatment is aimed at reducing the pressure at the lower esophageal sphincter and may include botox, medications, or surgery. last updated: 7/20/2011

MalaCards based summary: Achalasia, also known as esophageal achalasia, is related to achalasia-addisonianism-alacrimia syndrome and hirschsprung disease 1, and has symptoms including megaesophagus/cardiospasm/congenital dilation of the esophagus/achalasiaand autosomal recessive inheritance. An important gene associated with Achalasia is HLA-DQA1 (major histocompatibility complex, class II, DQ alpha 1), and among its related pathways are TCR signaling and Rheumatoid arthritis. The compounds hexamethonium and alpha msh have been mentioned in the context of this disorder. Affiliated tissues include smooth muscle, lung and heart, and related mouse phenotypes are respiratory system and endocrine/exocrine gland.

Disease Ontology:8 An esophageal disease that is characterized by an inability of the esophagus to move food toward the stomach resulting from the lower esophogeal sphincter not fully relaxing during swallowing.

Wikipedia:64 Achalasia (/e?k??le???/; a- and -chalasia \"no relaxation\") is a failure of smooth muscle fibers to... more...

Related Diseases for Achalasia

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Diseases related to Achalasia via text searches within MalaCards or GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

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idRelated DiseaseScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1achalasia-addisonianism-alacrimia syndrome31.3POMC, AAAS
2hirschsprung disease 130.6VIP
3myasthenia gravis29.9HLA-DQB1, ACHE
4asthma29.7HLA-DQA1, NOS1, VIP, POMC
5esophagitis11.0
6megaesophagus10.5
7achalasia microcephaly syndrome10.5
8chagas disease10.4
9congenital deafness with vitiligo and achalasia10.4
10gastroschisis10.4ACHE
11moyamoya 6 with achalasia10.3
12gastroesophageal reflux10.3
13pneumonia10.3
14achalasia, familial esophageal10.3
15chronic fatigue syndrome10.3POMC, VIP
16hyperprolactinemia10.3VIP, POMC
17impotence10.3NOS1, VIP
18ganglioneuroma10.3POMC, VIP
19hypokalemia10.3POMC, VIP
20alacrima, achalasia, and mental retardation syndrome10.2
21neuronitis10.2
22adrenocortical carcinoma10.2VIP, POMC
23acromegaly10.2POMC, VIP
24binswanger's disease10.2ACHE, VIP
25esophageal cancer10.2
26aspiration pneumonia10.2
27mediastinitis10.2
28neuropathy10.2
29mycobacterium fortuitum10.2
30dysphagia10.2
31neuroendocrine tumor10.2VIP, POMC
32anorexia nervosa10.1
33down syndrome10.1
34adenocarcinoma10.1
35hiatus hernia10.1
36intellectual disability - alacrima - achalasia10.1
37moyamoya disease with early-onset achalasia10.1
38pituitary tumors10.1POMC, VIP
39carcinoid syndrome10.1VIP, POMC
40mood disorder10.1POMC, NOS1
41psychotic disorder10.1ACHE, NOS1
42obesity10.0
43morbid obesity10.0
44microcephaly10.0
45actinomycosis10.0
46hypertrophic pyloric stenosis10.0
47lung abscess10.0
48amyloidosis10.0
49leiomyomatosis10.0
50megacolon10.0

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Diseases related to achalasia

Symptoms for Achalasia

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Symptoms:

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  • megaesophagus/cardiospasm/congenital dilation of the esophagus/achalasia
  • autosomal recessive inheritance

Drugs & Therapeutics for Achalasia

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Genetic Tests for Achalasia

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Anatomical Context for Achalasia

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MalaCards organs/tissues related to Achalasia:

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Smooth muscle, Lung, Heart, Brain, Thyroid, Testes

Animal Models for Achalasia or affiliated genes

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Publications for Achalasia

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Articles related to Achalasia:

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idTitleAuthorsYear
1
Treatment of esophageal achalasia in children: Today and tomorrow. (25783358)
2015
2
Two-year follow-up for 45 patients with achalasia who underwent peroral endoscopic myotomy. (25193955)
2014
3
Surgical Treatment for Achalasia of the Esophagus: Laparoscopic Heller Myotomy. (24348542)
2013
4
Endoscopic cricopharyngeal myotomy for management of cricopharyngeal achalasia (CA) in an 18-month-old child. (22991054)
2013
5
New endoscopic classification of achalasia for selection of candidates for peroral endoscopic myotomy. (23382636)
2013
6
Technical pearls in achalasia. (23842939)
2013
7
An Italian family with inherited achalasia. (23433993)
2013
8
Achalasia and Down syndrome: a unique association not to be missed. (24379117)
2013
9
Oesophageal achalasia misdiagnosed as uncontrolled asthma. (23875593)
2013
10
Endoscopic approaches to treatment of achalasia. (23503707)
2013
11
Laparoscopic Heller myotomy and fundoplication in patients with Chagas' disease achalasia and massively dilated esophagus. (23317615)
2013
12
Peroral endoscopic myotomy for the treatment of achalasia in children. (23941997)
2013
13
Achalasia: a review of clinical diagnosis, epidemiology, treatment and outcomes. (24124325)
2013
14
Perioperative images of cricopharyngeal achalasia. (23910121)
2013
15
Achalasia cardia in infants: report of two cases. (23864995)
2012
16
Heterogeneity of lower esophageal sphincter function in children with achalasia. (21694632)
2012
17
Treatment of the patient with achalasia. (22508324)
2012
18
Multiple rapid swallow responses segregate achalasia subtypes on high-resolution manometry. (22788116)
2012
19
Efficacy of treatment for patients with achalasia depends on the distensibility of the esophagogastric junction. (22562023)
2012
20
Laparoscopic Heller myotomy for achalasia: analysis of successes and failures. (22683961)
2012
21
Conservative management of esophageal perforations during pneumatic dilation for idiopathic esophageal achalasia. (22064041)
2012
22
The prevalence of autoimmune disease in patients with esophageal achalasia. (21899655)
2012
23
How does the robot affect outcomes? A retrospective review of open, laparoscopic, and robotic Heller myotomy for achalasia. (22038167)
2012
24
X-linked mental retardation with alacrima and achalasia-Triple A syndrome or a new syndrome? (21744492)
2011
25
Is laparoscopic Heller myotomy superior to pneumatic dilation to treat achalasia? (22172353)
2011
26
Atypical variants of classic achalasia are common and currently under-recognized: a study of prevalence and clinical features. (21435920)
2011
27
The use of botulinum toxin for pediatric cricopharyngeal achalasia. (21501882)
2011
28
Epidemiology and practice patterns of achalasia in a large multi-centre database. (21480936)
2011
29
Practice patterns for achalasia--room for improvement? (21679204)
2011
30
Congenital cricopharyngeal achalasia in a 4.5-year-old managed by cervical myotomy: a case report. (21131062)
2011
31
Association between idiopathic achalasia and IL23R gene. (20367798)
2010
32
Laparoscopic extended cardiomyotomy in children: an effective procedure for the treatment of esophageal achalasia. (20638525)
2010
33
Laparoscopic treatment of achalasia--first case in Croatia. (21258318)
2010
34
Temporary self-expanding metallic stents for achalasia: a prospective study with a long-term follow-up. (20976849)
2010
35
The appearance of rosette-like esophageal folds ("esophageal rosette") in the lower esophagus after a deep inspiration is a characteristic endoscopic finding of primary achalasia. (20013295)
2010
36
Sonographic findings in esophageal achalasia. (19403011)
2009
37
Suggested association of NOS2A polymorphism in idiopathic achalasia: no evidence in a large case-control study. (19337240)
2009
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Achalasia: a review of Western and Iranian experiences. (19859991)
2009
39
Laparoscopic Heller-Dor surgery for esophageal achalasia: impact of intraoperative real-time manometric feedback on postoperative outcomes. (19816021)
2009
40
Dysphagia due to triple A syndrome: successful treatment of achalasia by balloon dilatation. (17853339)
2007
41
Gender-specific association of the PTPN22 C1858T polymorphism with achalasia. (17961776)
2007
42
Achalasia of the cardia in Allgrove's (triple A) syndrome: histopathologic study of 10 cases. (12717251)
2003
43
Periventricular brain heterotopias in a child with adrenocortical insufficiency, achalasia, alacrima, and neurologic abnormalities (Allgrove syndrome). (10342602)
1999
44
Distribution of peptide-containing nerve fibres in achalasia of the oesophagus. (8743921)
1996
45
The "4A" syndrome: adrenocortical insufficiency associated with achalasia, alacrima, autonomic and other neurological abnormalities. (7895750)
1995
46
Enhanced platelet release reaction and increased thromboxane generation in esophageal achalasia and selective in vitro inhibition of arachidonic acid induced platelet aggregation by vasoactive intestinal peptide. (2146767)
1990
47
Successful treatment of vigorous achalasia associated with gastric lymphoma. (7389532)
1980
48
Acquired achalasia (megaesophagus) in a dog: clinical features and response to therapy. (711597)
1978
49
Chagasic megaesophagus: similarity to achalasia by manometrics, radiography, and response to pneumatic dilation. (808962)
1975
50
Spontaneous rupture of megaesophagus in achalasia. (13867132)
1962

Variations for Achalasia

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Expression for genes affiliated with Achalasia

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Pathways for genes affiliated with Achalasia

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Pathways related to Achalasia according to GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

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idSuper pathways (with members indented)ScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1
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9.8HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
29.8HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
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Immune response IL 22 signaling pathway59
G protein signaling N RAS regulation pathway59
9.8HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
49.8HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
5
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9.8HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
6
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9.4HLA-DQB1, HLA-DQA1, AAAS
7
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9.4HLA-DQB1, HLA-DQA1, AAAS
8
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9.4ACHE, POMC
9
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Serotonin Transporter Activity36
9.3ACHE, NOS1
109.2NOS1, HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
11
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9.0IL23R, HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
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8.0NOS1, AAAS, ACHE, GMPPA, POMC

Compounds for genes affiliated with Achalasia

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Compounds related to Achalasia according to GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

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idCompoundScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1hexamethonium44 2810.9VIP, ACHE
2alpha msh449.9POMC, VIP
3phosphoramidon44 1110.8VIP, POMC
4guanethidine44 1110.8VIP, NOS1
5n(g)-nitro-l-arginine methyl ester449.7NOS1, VIP
6bromocriptine44 28 1111.7POMC, VIP
7ng-nitro-l-arginine449.7VIP, NOS1
8naloxone44 28 50 1112.7VIP, POMC
9topiramate44 50 24 1112.7NOS1, POMC
10citrulline44 2410.7VIP, NOS1
11sildenafil28 44 50 24 1113.7NOS1, VIP
12nitroglycerin44 1110.7NOS1, VIP
13diazepam44 28 50 1112.6ACHE, POMC
14tetraethylammonium44 28 1111.6VIP, NOS1
15methacholine44 50 1111.5NOS1, VIP
16l-nmma449.5VIP, NOS1
17acth449.5AAAS, POMC, VIP
18capsaicin44 2810.3VIP, NOS1
19atropine44 28 1111.3NOS1, ACHE, VIP
20tetrodotoxin44 60 2811.3ACHE, VIP, NOS1
21phenylephrine44 28 24 1112.3POMC, NOS1, VIP
22corticosterone44 60 2411.3VIP, POMC, NOS1
23carbachol44 28 1111.3NOS1, ACHE, VIP
245-hydroxytryptamine449.3NOS1, VIP, POMC
25choline44 24 1111.2VIP, ACHE, NOS1
26gaba449.2POMC, NOS1, VIP
27octreotide44 60 28 1112.2VIP, POMC
28indomethacin44 28 60 1112.2NOS1, VIP, POMC
29norepinephrine44 24 1111.2NOS1, POMC, VIP
30cyclosporin a44 28 6010.9POMC, NOS1, VIP
31glutamine448.9VIP, POMC, HLA-DQB1, NOS1
32arginine448.9NOS1, HLA-DQA1, POMC, VIP
33pge2448.9NOS1, VIP, POMC
34adenylate448.9POMC, NOS1, VIP
35glutamate448.9HLA-DQB1, VIP, ACHE, NOS1
36acetylcholine44 50 28 24 1112.8NOS1, POMC, VIP, ACHE
37dopamine44 28 24 1111.7POMC, ACHE, VIP, NOS1
38aspartate448.6POMC, HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1, VIP, NOS1

GO Terms for genes affiliated with Achalasia

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Cellular components related to Achalasia according to GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

idNameGO IDScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1MHC class II protein complexGO:004261310.0HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
2integral component of lumenal side of endoplasmic reticulum membraneGO:00715569.9HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
3clathrin-coated endocytic vesicle membraneGO:00306699.9HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
4transport vesicle membraneGO:00306589.8HLA-DQB1, HLA-DQA1
5endocytic vesicle membraneGO:00306669.8HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
6ER to Golgi transport vesicle membraneGO:00125079.7HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
7trans-Golgi network membraneGO:00325889.5HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1

Biological processes related to Achalasia according to GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

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idNameGO IDScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1interferon-gamma-mediated signaling pathwayGO:00603339.8HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
2antigen processing and presentation of exogenous peptide antigen via MHC class IIGO:00198869.8HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
3T cell costimulationGO:00312959.7HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
4negative regulation of potassium ion transportGO:00432679.6NOS1, VIP
5cytokine-mediated signaling pathwayGO:00192219.5AAAS, HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
6T cell receptor signaling pathwayGO:00508529.5HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
7neurotransmitter biosynthetic processGO:00421369.5NOS1, ACHE
8positive regulation of vasodilationGO:00459099.5VIP, NOS1

Molecular functions related to Achalasia according to GeneCards Suite gene sharing:

idNameGO IDScoreTop Affiliating Genes
1MHC class II receptor activityGO:00323959.5HLA-DQA1, HLA-DQB1
2hormone activityGO:00051799.5VIP, POMC

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