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Familial infantile oesophageal achalasia.
  1. T K Kaar,
  2. R Waldron,
  3. M S Ashraf,
  4. J B Watson,
  5. M O'Neill,
  6. W O Kirwan
  1. Department of Paediatrics, Regional Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Republic of Ireland.


    Oesophageal achalasia is uncommon in children and in its familial form it is a rarity. The presentation and management of two male siblings who presented with oesophageal achalasia as infants are reported. A high degree of consanguinity in the parents of the children existed, suggesting autosomal recessive transmission.

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