Juvenile polyposis syndrome (JPS) and hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) are rare autosomal dominant diseases, where symptoms manifest at childhood. A 32-year-old man with no family history of JPS or HHT with SMAD4 gene mutation who developed signs and symptoms only at the age of 32, when he was an adult. In this article, we highlight the steps taken to diagnose this rare pathology, explain its pathophysiology and management.
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Contributors WC wrote the article. CP provided interpretation of endoscopic findings, and insights on pathophysiology. PR provided explanation and description of pathology.
Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.
Competing interests None declared.
Patient consent for publication Obtained.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.
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