At what age do symptoms of Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) manifest?

Updated: Oct 11, 2018
  • Author: Buu Anh T To, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Polyps found in Peutz-Jeghers syndrome commonly present in adolescence and early adulthood. [46] One third of the affected individuals experience symptoms during the first 10 years of life. [13] The median time of first presentation with polyps is age 11-13 years; approximately 50% of individuals have experienced symptoms by age 20 years. [20, 40, 47]


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