Neurofibromatosis (NF): Complications, treatment and prevention

Definition Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to form on nerve tissue. These tumors can develop anywhere in your nervous system, including your brain, spinal cord and nerves. Neurofibromatosis is usually diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood. Neurofibromatosis Types of Neurofibromatosis The three types of neurofibromatosis are Nf1, …

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Fragile X Syndrome – Risk Factors, Causes and Treatment.

Definition Fragile X syndrome is a genetic condition that causes a range of developmental problems including learning disabilities and cognitive impairment. Usually, males are more severely affected by this disorder than females. Fragile X  syndrome affected boy History In 1943, Martin and Bell showed that a particular form of mental …

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Angina – Treatment, Risk Factors, and Symptoms.

Definition Angina is chest pain, discomfort, or tightness that occurs when an area of the heart muscle receives decreased blood oxygen supply. It is not a disease itself, but rather a likely symptom of coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease. The lack of oxygen-rich blood to …

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Agnosia – Causes, Complications, and Treatment.

Definition Agnosia is a rare neurological disorder which causes the loss of ability to recognize any familiar person, object and sounds or the ability to comprehend the meaning of any object or difficulty in processing sensory information, such as touch, sound, and light even in the presence of intact senses. …

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Achondroplasia: Symptoms, Causes and treatment

Definition Achondroplasia is a bone growth disorder that causes disproportionate dwarfism. Dwarfism is defined as a condition of short stature as an adult. People with achondroplasia are short in stature with a normal-sized torso and short limbs. It’s the most common type of disproportionate dwarfism. History of Achondroplasia  Achondroplasia was …

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