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Somatoform Disorders

Somatoform disorders are a group of disorders in which an underlying psychologic problem causes distressing or disabling physical symptoms. A child with a somatoform disorder may have a number of symptoms, including pain, difficulty breathing, and weakness, without evidence of a physical cause. Often, a child develops psychologically based physical symptoms when another family member […]

Stickler Syndrome

Synonyms of Stickler Syndrome Arthro-Ophthalmopathy Arthro-Ophthalmopathy Epiphyseal changes andHigh myopia Epiphyseal Changes and High Myopia Hereditary Arthro-Ophthalmopathy Ophthalmoarthropathy Ophthalmoarthropathy weissenbacher-Zweymuller syndrome Weissenbacher-Zweymuller Syndrome Disorder Subdivisions Stickler syndrome type I Stickler syndrome type II General DiscussionStickler syndrome refers to a group of disorders of the connective tissue that affect multiple organ systems of the body such […]

Sutton Disease II

Synonyms of Sutton Disease II Aphthous Stomatitis, Recurrent Aphthous Ulcer, Recurrent Major Aphthous Ulcer Major Canker Sore Major Ulcerative Stomatitis Periadenitis Mucosa Necrotica, Recurrent Type II RAU Recurrent Scarring Aphthae von Mikulicz’s Aphthae Von Zahorsky’s Disease Disorder Subdivisions General DiscussionSutton disease II is characterized by the recurring eruption of painful inflamed ulcers in the mouth […]

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

Synonyms of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ) Costes Syndrome Impostor Disease Myofascial Pain-Dysfunction Syndrome Pain-Dysfunction Syndrome Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome TMJ Disorder Subdivisions General DiscussionTemporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction is a general term for a group of conditions that affect the temporomandibular joint. The TMJs are small joints that connect the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone […]

Thyroid Disorders

These disorders occur if the thyroid gland produces too little thyroid hormone (hypothyroidism) or too much thyroid hormone (hyperthyroidism). Hypothyroidism: If untreated, hypothyroidism in the newborn results in poor growth and mental delay, eventually resulting in mental retardation. The most common cause of hypothyroidism in the newborn is complete absence or underdevelopment of the thyroid […]

Toxic Shock Syndrome

Synonyms of Toxic Shock Syndrome TSS Disorder Subdivisions General DiscussionToxic Shock Syndrome is a rare multisystem disease with many widespread symptoms. It is caused by a toxin that is produced and secreted by the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus. The symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome may include a sudden high fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abnormally low blood […]

Triosephosphate Isomerase Deficiency

Synonyms of Triosephosphate Isomerase Deficiency TPI Disorder Subdivisions General DiscussionTriosephosphate isomerase (TPI) deficiency is a rare genetic multisystem disorder. It is characterized by lack or reduced activity of the enzyme triosephosphate isomerase, an enzyme necessary for the breakdown (metabolism) of certain sugars in the body. Affected individuals experience low levels of circulating red blood cells […]

Turner Syndrome

Synonyms of Turner Syndrome 45, X Syndrome Bonnevie-Ulrich Syndrome Chromosome X, Monosomy X Gonadal Dysgenesis (45,X) Gonadal Dysgenesis (XO) Monosomy X Morgagni-Turner-Albright Syndrome Ovarian Dwarfism, Turner Type Ovary Aplasia, Turner Type Pterygolymphangiectasia Schereshevkii-Turner Syndrome Turner-Varny Syndrome XO Syndrome Disorder Subdivisions General DiscussionTurner syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder of females characterized by short stature and […]

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are benign (noncancerous) tumors of the uterus (womb) that occur in about 66% of women by the time they reach the age of 50. Fibroids are tumors of the smooth muscle cells of the uterus. The collagen content of the tumor gives it a hard, fibrous texture, thus the name fibroid. These tumors […]

Vitamin B 12 (Cobalamins)

Vitamin B 12 (cobalamins), with folate, is necessary for the formation and maturation of red blood cells and the synthesis of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), which is the genetic material of cells. Vitamin B 12 is also necessary for normal nerve function. Unlike most other vitamins, B 12 is stored in substantial amounts, mainly in the […]

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