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Stevens-Johnson Syndrome

Stevens-Johnson syndrome is a rare disorder of the skin and mucus membranes- usually a reaction to a medication or infection. It is regarded as a kind of toxic epidermal necrolysis, in simpler terms, a condition in which dying cells cause the epidermis to separate from the dermis. It is often thought to arise from a […]

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Noonan Syndrome

Noonan syndrome is a disorder involving changes in genes that impair the normal development of the body parts. This disorder presents in different ways some of which include heart defects, short stature, unusual facial characteristics, and developmental delays. While the syndrome occurs due to genetic mutation and can be acquired from dominant inheritance whereby a […]

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Morquio Syndrome

Morquio syndrome is a rare hereditary birth defect that is estimated to occur in one of every 200,000 births. This disease is progressive, meaning the symptoms will worsen, as the child gets older. It is so rare that both parents must have a defective gene for there to be a chance of passing the syndrome […]

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Rett Syndrome

Rett Syndrome was originally termed as cerebroatrophic hyperammonemia. It is an uncommon hereditary postnatal neurological condition of the brain’s gray matter which almost entirely affects girls but exceptional cases have shown to affect boys also. Characteristic clinical attributes involve small hands, feet and a reduced head growth rate. The patients lack verbal skills and almost […]

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Klinefelter Syndrome

Klinefelter’s syndrome is a disorder that arises when an error occurs during cell division, leading to retention of two or more X chromosomes in newborn males. A person affected by Klinefelter syndrome may possess certain female characteristics such as enlarged hips, pronounced breasts, and less muscular body. The condition, whose main symptom is infertility, occurs […]

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

Hypoplastic left heart syndrome is a congenital heart defect marked by severe underdevelopment of the left side of the heart. The condition is complex and rare in occurrence. In babies with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, the left side is not so effective in pumping blood to different areas of the body. Hence, the right side […]

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Mitochondrial Disease

Mitochondrial disease is a hereditary condition that occurs due to damage of mitochondria and its subsequent dysfunction. It is marked by problems of the muscle, cardiac, and brain systems; the accompanying symptoms may vary in severity levels. The disease may be congenital or occur later in life. The mitochondria are elongated structures that occur in […]

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Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy is a term that is used to describe a group of non-progressive disorders caused because of the damage to some specific areas of the brain. The defect hampers a person’s ability to control his movement as well as posture. It leads to weakness in muscles and can be disabling from a mild to […]

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Turner Syndrome

Turner syndrome is a genetic disorder affecting females. The genes of the affected person are abnormal. In this one of the sex chromosomes i.e. X chromosome is either abnormal or is missing completely. Where normally a female has 46 chromosomes, including 2 X-chromosomes, in Turner’s syndrome, there is only one X chromosome. In certain conditions […]

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COPD – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Life Expectancy

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COPD or Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease refers to a kind of lung disease that consists of emphysema, chronic bronchitis and a chronic obstruction of the airways. Patients with this disease face problems while breathing as the airways get narrowed down or also known as airflow obstruction. In the UK, COPD is one of the most […]

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