What are the racial predilections for esophageal motility disorders?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Eric A Gaumnitz, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Racial and environmental differences in the incidence of achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders might be present; however, because of the low incidence of disease and underdiagnosis in developing countries, these differences have not been demonstrated. Racial differences in the incidence of achalasia and other esophageal motility disorders have not been established.


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