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Hirschsprung

Hirschsprung disease (also called Hirschsprung's disease) is a medical condition that develops before birth. In this disease, specialized nerve cells fail to form in the large intestine during a baby's development, which often results in severe constipation.
 
Although the specific cause of this disease is unknown, experts agree that it is not caused by anything the mother does while pregnant. If Hirschsprung disease is not treated, stool can fill up the large intestine and create a blockage. This can cause infection, bursting of the colon, and other serious problems.
 
(For more details on the causes of this condition, the symptoms that may appear, and the treatment options that are available, click Hirschsprung's Disease.)
 

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