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Marfan Syndrome

Marfan Syndrome (also called Marfan’s Syndrome) is a genetic disorder caused by the misfolding of the protein fibrillin-1. Fibrillin-1 is coded by the gene FBN1. People with Marfan tend to be unusually tall, with long limbs and long, thin fingers. Marfan syndrome is an autosomal dominant disorder, meaning that people who inherit only one copy […]

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Lupus

Systemic Lupus often abbreviated as SLE or lupus, is a systemic autoimmune disease (or autoimmune connective tissue disease) that can affect any part of the body. As occurs in other autoimmune diseases, the immune system attacks the body’s cells and tissue, resulting in inflammation and tissue damage. It is both a type II and a […]

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Liver Diseases

Liver Disease (also called Hepatic Disease) is a type of damage to or disease of the liver.   Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liver_diseas   Resources: Find Health Professional Join Forum Share Story Share an Event     Related posts: Lupus Allergies Huntington’s Disease Kidney Disease

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Dwarfism (Little Person)

Dwarfism  occurs when an individual person or animal is short in stature resulting from a medical condition caused by abnormal (slow or delayed) growth. In humans, dwarfism is sometimes defined as an adult height of less than 4 feet 10 inches (58 in; 147 cm). Dwarfism can be caused by about 200 distinct medical conditions, […]

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Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease (Lyme Borreliosis) is an infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus Borrelia. Borreliaburgdorferisensustricto is the main cause of Lyme disease in North America, whereas Borreliaafzelii and Borreliagarinii cause most European cases. The disease is named after the towns of Lyme and Old Lyme, Connecticut, US, where […]

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Learning Disabilities

Learning Disability is a classification including several areas of functioning in which a person has difficulty learning in a typical manner, usually caused by an unknown factor or factors. While learning disability, learning disorder and learning difficulty are often used interchangeably, they differ in many ways. Learning disability refers to significant learning problems in an […]

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Latex Allergies

Latex Allergy is a medical term encompassing a range of allergic reactions to the proteins present in natural rubber latex. Latex allergy generally develops after repeated exposure to products containing natural rubber latex. When latex-containing medical devices or supplies come in contact with mucous membranes, the membranes may absorb latex proteins. The immune system of […]

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Kidney Disease

Nephropathy, also known as kidney disease, means damage to or disease of a kidney. Nephrosis is non-inflammatory nephropathy. Nephritis is inflammatory kidney disease. Causes of nephropathy include deposition of the IgA antibodies in the glomerulus, administration of analgesics, xanthine oxidase deficiency, toxicity of chemotherapy agents, and long-term exposure to lead or its salts. Chronic conditions […]

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Intellectual Disability

Intellectual Disability (ID) or general learning disability is a generalized disorder appearing before adulthood, characterized by significantly impaired cognitive functioning and deficits in two or more adaptive behaviors. Intellectual disability is also known as mental retardation (MR), although this older term is being used less frequently. It was historically defined as an intelligence quotient score […]

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