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Mermaid Syndrome

Mermaid syndrome is a very rare congenital development disorder that is characterized by anomalies affecting the lower spine and limbs. This disorder may also be referred in other names as sirenomelus or midline disorder Usually, affected infants have partial or complete fusion of the lower limbs. There may be other additional malfunctions, which may be […]

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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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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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Guillain Barre Syndrome

Guillain Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disease,  wherein the body’s immune system erroneously attacks the peripheral nervous system.  There is a quick muscle weakness starting at the feet and legs and then quickly moving up to the other parts of the torso. The symptom occurs in half a day and lasts for two weeks. However it […]

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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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Dandy Walker Syndrome

Dandy Walker syndrome is a hereditary anomaly of the brain. It adversely influences the cerebellum and the gaps surrounding the cerebellum which is made up of fluid known as ‘cerebrospinal fluid’.  The syndrome was named after the neurosurgeons Walter Dandy and Arthur Earl Walker. Due to Dandy Walker syndrome, a part of the brain that […]

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is an anomaly of the tight area present between the arm-joints that hold up the wrist bone and fibrous tissues. The carpal tunnel is a thin passage, supported by ligaments and bone, and situated wrist’s palm side. It helps protect the nerves of the hand and 9 ligaments that manage the movement […]

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Edwards Syndrome

Edwards’ syndrome is a genetic disease and is also known as Trisomy 18. In this, an affected person has a third copy of substances from chromosome 18, in place of the usual 2 copies. This disorder is 3 times more common in females than males. The syndrome occurs due to the presence of additional substance […]

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