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Lynch syndrome – Definition, Causes, Types and Treatment

Definition Lynch syndrome is an inherited genetic condition that significantly raises a person’s risk of developing cancer. The cancer is most frequently in the colon, but it could also be in the stomach, small intestine, liver, gallbladder ducts, urinary tract, brain, skin, and prostate. Women have higher risk of endometrial …

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Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV) – Causes and Treatment.

What Is Lymphogranuloma Venereum (LGV)? Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV) is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by three strains of the bacterium chlamydia trachomatis. Some types of this bacteria cause the genital infection chlamydia. Other types of this bacteria cause LGV. Chlamydia and LGV are quite different infections. LGV causes ulcers …

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Lymphoma – Causes, Complications, and Diagnosis.

What is lymphoma? Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that develops when white blood cells called lymphocytes grow out of control. Lymphocytes are part of your immune system. They travel around your body in your lymphatic system, helping you fight infections. Your lymphatic system runs throughout your body, similar …

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Lissencephaly- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition Lissencephaly, which literally means “smooth brain,” is a rare, gene-linked brain malformation characterized by the absence of normal convolutions (folds) in the cerebral cortex and an abnormally small head (microcephaly). In the usual condition of lissencephaly, children usually have a normal-sized head at birth.  In children with reduced head …

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