Gastrointestinal Tract

Gastrointestinal Tract - DC Action

Dyskeratosis Congenita may be associated with enteropathy (poor function of the intestine causing poor absorption of foods and diarrhoea).

Small abnormal blood vessels called ‘arteriovenous (AV) malformations’ can be problematic and cause bleeding which can be difficult to control. Radiofrequency ablation by endoscopy (tube inserted through the mouth to look at the stomach), oestrogens and VEGF can be helpful. Oesophageal varices (varicose veins in the gullet or stomach) can also occur and are treated by injection/ banding via endoscopy, or by using medication such as beta blockers to reduce the likelihood of bleeding.