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Gut. 1979 Sep;20(9):811-4.

Achalasia and diffuse oesophageal spasm in siblings.

Abstract

We report the occurrence of achalasia and diffuse oesophageal spasm in brother and sister. The familial occurrence of these unusual disorders is consistent with the possibility that they share a common aetiology and indicates the potential importance of genetic predisposition.

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499920
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PMC1412643
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