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Syndrome Essay Examples

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The Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Management of Down Syndrome
Down syndrome is one of the most frequently occurring
birth defects in the world. It is a chromosomal abnormality
which results in 47 chromosomes, instead of 46, with an extra
chromosome being 21. Because the majority of Down syndrome
cases affect the twenty-first chromosome, it is commonly called
"trisomy 21."
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The Description of the Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Down's Syndrome
Down's syndrome is a genetic condition involving an extra chromosome, this change occurs around the time of conception. A person with Down's syndrome has forty-seven chromosomes instead of the usual forty-six. A relatively common genetic disorder, Down's strikes 1 out of 600 babies. In 95 percent of all cases, the disorder...
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An Overview of the Causes,Symptoms and Treatment of Carpal Tunnel Sydrome
Outline I. DefinitionII. IntroductionIII. Causes1. Genetic Predisposition2. Injuries and Trauma3. Health and Lifestyle4. Repetitive MotionIV. Treatment 1. Splint 2. Cortisone Cream 3. SurgeryV. Preventive Measures1. Exercises2. ChiropractorVI. Conclusion Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a condition characterized by pain and bu...
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Symptoms and Treatment of the Von Hippel-Lindau Syndrome (VHL)
Von Hippel-Lindau syndrome is one of over 7000 known inherited diseases. It is an autosomal dominant disease that affects about 10% of the population.1 The history of VHL reaches back to 1864 when scattered reports of knots of blood vessels known as hemangioblastomas on the retina surfaced and were written up by opthamolagi...
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A Comparison Between Turner Syndrome and Cat-cry Syndrome
Alterations in human chromosomes or the deletion of an important gene product are often due to a mutation, which can spring an abundant strand of genetic mutations and improper coding. Mutations can spring from deletion, duplication or inversion of a chromosome. This improper deletion is the factor that leads to complicati...
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The Prevalence, Causes and Impact of the Down Syndrome in the United States
"Each year, three thousand to five thousand people are diagnosed with Down
Syndrome in the United States. It is found in approximately one out of one thousand all
live births." (Nadel,37). Down Syndrome occurs when there is an abnormality in
chromosome 21. Most people with Down Syndrome (approximately ninety-five...
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A Look at the Rare Disease, Ehlers-Danslos Syndrome (EDS)
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Ehlers-Danlos sydrome (EDS) is a rare inherited group of connective tissue disorders characterized by defects of the major structural protein in the body (collagen). Collagen is a tough fibrous protein that plays an essential role in binding, holding together, strengthening, and providing elasticity t...
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An Overview of the Disability in Cri Du Chat Syndrome
Cri du chat syndrome.An Overview of the Disability:Cri du chat syndrome, also called deletion 5p syndrome, 5p minus or Le Jeune's syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder due to a missing portion of chromosome 5. It was first described by JГ©rГґme Lejeune in 1963. The condition affects an estimated 1 in 20,000 to 50,000 liv...
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A Study of Irritable Bowl Syndrome (IBS)
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) IBS is a chronic digestive system disorder which affects 10 20 per cent of the UK’s population. In this article: What is IBS? Diagnosis How Chemist Online can help Symptoms Effect on your life Advice & Support Causes Treatments What is IBS? IBS is one of the mos...
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Characteristics, History and Affects of the XYY Syndrome
XYY Syndrome XYY Syndrome, or the criminal syndrome, is a controversial and often confused chromosomal abnormality. In the following paper I will try to address several questions that people may have concerning or relating to XYY syndrome. What is XYY syndrome? Where and how often does XYY syndrome occur? What is the hist...
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The Diagnosis and Management of Turner Syndrome
Kalene Szymczak January 22, 2000 Adv. Biology Turner Syndrome Turner's Syndrome- (Webster's definition) A chromosomal disorder resulting in a syndrome characterized by specific dysmorphic features (short stature) and organ malformations (gonadal dysgenesis) Turner's Syndrome- (Anastasia and Rosebud's def.) "It's s...
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An In-Depth Look at the Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
The carpal tunnel is a passageway that runs from the forearm through the wrist. Bones form three walls of the tunnel and a strong, broad ligament bridges over them. The median nerve, which supplies feeling to the thumb, index (4th digit), and ring fingers (3rd digit), and the nine tendons that flex the fingers, passes throu...
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Living with the Down Syndrome: Causes and Symptoms
Down Syndrome Down syndrome is one of the most common and easily recognized genetic disorders. It is caused by abnormal cell division that involves the 21st chromosome pair of the 23 pairs of chromosome found in all normal human cells. There are three types of these abnormalities, which are non-disjunction, translocation,...
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome
IBD is an autoimmune disease also known as inflammatory bowel disease.
It represents two closely linked diseases, Crohn's disease and
ulcerative colitis. It uses the body's immune system to attack organs in
the GI tract such as the colon, or large intestine. The GI tract, or gastrointestinal system, extends from the mout...
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Clinical Description, Treatment and Detection of Down Syndrome
Introduction Down syndrome is a chromosomal abnormality. It is the most frequent form of mental retardation and is characterised by well-defined, distinctive phenotypic features and natural history. An error in cell development results in forty-seven chromosomes rather than the usual forty-six. There are three major t...
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Elephant Man: A Paper on Proteus Syndrome
Proteus Syndrome Have you ever heard of Joseph Merrick, more commonly known as the Elephant Man? Merrick is probably the most interesting example of all skin-anomalies. The correct diagnosis for Merrick's condition was not discovered until 1979, a century after his death. His unfortunate condition was not the result of...
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An Analysis of the Chromosonal Abnormality Involved in Most Cases of Down Syndrome
The chromosomal abnormality involved in most cases of Down syndrome is trisomy-21, or the presence of three copies of the 21st chromosome. As a result, the affected person has 47 chromosomes in all body cells instead of the normal 46, although how this causes the condition's symptoms is not yet known. Scientists assume that...
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A Report on the Fragile X Syndrome
Introduction Fragile X syndrome is the most common cause of inherited mental retardation, seen in approximately one in 1,200 males and one in 2,500 females. Males with fragile X syndrome usually have mental retardation and often exhibit characteristic physical features and behavior [Hagerman and Silverman, 1991; Warren and...
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A History, Definition and Treatment of Trimethylaminuria, and Odor Problems Related Disease
WHATS THAT FISHY SMELL? Trimethylaminuria was first discovered in 1970 by J.R. Humbert. It was found in a six-year-old girl with multiple pulmonary infections. A deficiency of trimethylamine-oxidase was shown in a liver biopsy. The mutated gene, which is responsible for the disease, was only recently identified by C.T...
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Characteristics of the Battered Women's Syndrome
Battered Women's Syndrome- In 1991, Governor William Weld modified parole regulations and permitted women to seek commutation if they could present evidence indicating they suffered from battered women's syndrome. A short while later, the Governor, citing spousal abuse as his impetus, released seven women convicte...
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How to Recognize the Hyperlexia Syndrome
HYPERLEXIA The topic of hyperlexia intrigued me because I thought I knew what it was. I did not! Recently I read an article on dyslexia that mentioned hyperlexia as the opposite of dyslexia but with hyperlexia there was no comprehension. I had already diagnosed, in my own mind, two or three students at my school as havin...
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The Clinical Description of the Inherited Brain Disorder, Tourette Syndrome
Tourette Sydrome, commonly called TS, is an inhereted brain disorder. Some characteristics of TS are uncontrollable body movements known as tics and uncontrollable vocal noises. All ethnic groups are affected and men are three to four times more likely to have it than women. Symptoms vary from preson to person...
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An Analysis of the Causes and Dangers of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in the United States of America
Now of course with the holidays coming up everyone knows to drink and behave responsibly. Everyone including the young mothers who are carrying children. They know all about the physical and cognitive effects that a drink may have on their fetus. According to health surveys 19 percent of 4 million mothers used some form of...
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An Overview of the Condition, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Imagine feeling exhausted after walking two blocks, having chronic sore throats, muscle and joint pain. Imagine your head feels full of wet sand and when you try to read, words swim on the page. Imagine feeling heavy and sluggish after a nights sleep, and imagine that these ailments last for years. These are just a few of t...
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Cures Still in Search to Effectively Treat and Prevent the Spread of AIDS
AIDS is short for: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. It is a serious condition in which the body's defenses against some illnesses are broken down. People with AIDS develop many different kinds of diseases which the body would usually fight off quite easily. AIDS is caused by a virus called HIV, which is short for Human...
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