Peutz-Jeghers syndrome

Overview

What is Peutz-Jeghers syndrome?

Peutz-Jeghers syndrome (PJS) is a genetic disorder that causes polyps (abnormal growths of tissue) in the intestines and dark spots on certain parts of the body. People with Peutz-Jeghers syndrome are at increased risk for developing some types of cancer.

SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/peutz-jeghers-syndrome-109953/overview/68038 • DATE UPDATED: 2019-03-02

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