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Ablepharon Macrostomia Syndrome

Synonyms of Ablepharon Macrostomia Syndrome AMS Disorder Subdivisions General DiscussionAblepharon-Macrostomia Syndrome (AMS) is an extremely rare inherited disorder characterized by various physical abnormalities affecting the head and facial (craniofacial) area, the skin, the fingers, and the genitals. In addition, affected individuals may have malformations of the nipples and the abdominal wall. Infants and children with […]

Acidemia, Propionic

Synonyms of Acidemia, Propionic Hyperglycinemia with Ketoacidosis and Lactic Acidosis, Propionic Type Ketotic Glycinemia PCC Deficiency Propionyl CoA Carboxylase Deficiency Disorder Subdivisions Propionic Acidemia, Type II (PCCB Deficiency) Propionic Acidemia, Type I (PCCA Deficiency) General DiscussionPropionic Acidemia is a rare metabolic disorder characterized by deficiency of propionyl CoA carboxylase, an enzyme involved in the breakdown […]

Acromicric Dysplasia

Synonyms of Acromicric Dysplasia Acromicric Skeletal Dysplasia Disorder Subdivisions General DiscussionAcromicric Dysplasia is an extremely rare inherited disorder characterized by abnormally short hands and feet, growth retardation and delayed bone maturation leading to short stature, and mild facial abnormalities. Most cases have occurred randomly for no apparent reason (sporadically). However, autosomal dominant inheritance has not […]

Adoption

Nearly 70,000 children are adopted in the United States each year, including 8,000 international children and 10,000 children with special emotional or physical needs. Adoptions may be arranged independently or through an adoption agency. An independent adoption usually requires the participation of an adoption attorney or counselor, physician, or minister. Adoption laws vary significantly from […]

AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)

Synonyms of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Disorder Subdivisions AIDS Prodrome AIDS related complex AIDS-Related Complex (ARC) ARC Mini-AIDS Wasting/Lymph Node Syndrome General DiscussionAIDS is an infectious disorder that suppresses the normal function of the immune system. It is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which destroys the body’s ability […]

Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions (hypersensitivity reactions) are inappropriate responses of the immune system to a normally harmless substance. Usually, allergies make the eyes water and itch, the nose run, the skin itch, rashes develop, and people sneeze. Some symptoms, called anaphylactic reactions, are life threatening. Symptoms suggest the diagnosis, and skin tests can help identify the allergy […]

Alzheimer’s and dementia

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative and irreversible brain disorder that causes intellectual impairment, disorientation and eventually death and the most common cause of dementia.There is no cure. It is estimated that 2-5% of people over 65 years of age and up to 20% of those over 85 years of age suffer from the disease.What […]

American Lyme Disease Foundation (ALDF)

A national organization dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and control of LYME DISEASE and other tick-borne infections. The foundation supports critical scientific research and plays a key role in providing reliable and scientifically accurate information about tick-borne diseases. The ALDF hosts national, regional, and local conferences to educate medical and public health professionals. The […]

Anaphylactic shock

Bee stings can also cause massive allergic reactions The sudden death of champion hurdler Ross Baillie has highlighted the dangers faced by those suffering from extreme allergies. BBC News Online examines “Anaphylactic Shock”, the name for any life-threatening reaction to a seemingly innocent substance. Anaphylactic shock is an extreme form of allergic reaction to a […]

Anemias, Sideroblastic

Synonyms of Anemias, Sideroblastic Disorder Subdivisions Acquired Sideroblastic Anemia Hereditary Sideroblastic Anemia Idiopathic Sideroblastic Anemia General DiscussionThe sideroblastic anemias are a group of blood disorders in which the body has enough iron but is unable to use it to make hemoglobin, which carries oxygen in the blood. As a result, iron accumulates in the mitochondria […]

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