Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Cardiac Achalasia Incidence

Facts about achalasia include:

  • Achalasia is an uncommon condition.
  • Achalasia occurs most often in persons between the ages of 20 and 40.
  • Achalasia usually develops very slowly over many years.

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Last Updated: Sep 18, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Cardiac Achalasia References
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