What is the US prevalence of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome (SDS)?

Updated: Nov 17, 2020
  • Author: Antoinette C Spoto-Cannons, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Hassan M Yaish, MD  more...
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After cystic fibrosis, Shwachman-Diamond syndrome is the second most common cause of pancreatic insufficiency in childhood. Approximately 3% of childhood pancreatic dysfunction is attributed to Shwachman-Diamond syndrome. The incidence of Shwachman-Diamond syndrome has been estimated at 1 case in 77,000 population using comparison cystic fibrosis data. [27]


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