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What exactly is horner syndrome?

What exactly is horner syndrome?

Nerve problem: Am impairment of sympathetic nerve activity that presents as ptosis(droopy eyelid), meiosis (constricted pupil) and anhydrosis (no sweating) on the same side of the face. While over 50% of the causes are benign it can indicate the presence od a tumor in the chest or neck. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Horner Syndrome (Definition)

A disrupted nerve pathway on one side from the brain to ...Read more


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What is horner's syndrome?

What is horner's syndrome?

Read: Horner's syndrome is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating of the face on the same side; redness of the conjunctiva of the eye is often also present. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read more

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What is horners syndrome?

What is horners syndrome?

See below: Horner's syndrome is a constellation of findings including eyelid drooping (ptosis), constriction of the pupils (miosis), and decreased sweat (anhidrosis) on the same side of the face. It's caused by a problem in the nervous system. Occasionally it can be from a cancer pushing on the nerves in the chest that feed the face. ...Read more

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What exactly is Marfan syndrome?

What exactly is Marfan syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Fbn1 gene controls connective tissue metabolism. If there are mutations or repeats, then marfa's will result. The symptoms are the result of malformed collagen. So dislocated lens in eye, heart valve problems, scoliosis, pneumothorax, artery problems may occur. Most cases are inherited, but occasionally marfan's occurs from a spontaneous mutation. This gene can be tested for in a blood specimen. ...Read more

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What exactly is alagille syndrome?

What exactly is alagille syndrome?

Genetic abnormality: Genetic abnormality, autosomal dominant, has multi-organ problems; affects liver/bile ducts, pulmonic heart valve, kidney, eye, bone, neurologic/mental problems, characteristic facial features. Variable intensity of findings; can be dx'd infancy, milder cases as adult. May need meds, vits, heart, liver surgery, even transplant. Variety of nutritional issues, vits a, d, e, k, zinc, fats, cholesterol. ...Read more

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What exactly is velocardiofacial syndrome?

What exactly is velocardiofacial syndrome?

Genetic Disorder: A microdeletion of chromosome 22q11.2, usually a new mutation; 6-10% chance it came from a parent by autosomal dominant (50% chance) transmission. Most have intellectual disability, small head, motor & language delay; many also have autism & adhd. Unusual facial features.Risk of congenital anomalies of heart, palate, kidneys & immune system. Teens & adults may develop other psychiatric disorders. ...Read more

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Geschwind syndrome- what exactly is this syndrome?

Geschwind syndrome- what exactly is this syndrome?

Technically...: Geschwind syndrome, also known as "gastaut-geschwind" is a characteristic personality syndrome consisting of symptoms such as circumstantiality, hypergraphia, altered sexuality (usually hyposexuality, meaning a decreased interest), and intensified mental life (deepened cognitive and emotional responses), hyper-religiosity and hyper-morality or moral ideas that is present in some epilepsy patients. ...Read more

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What exactly is patau syndrome?

What exactly is patau syndrome?

Patau Syndrome: Patau syndrome is another name for trisomy 13. Babies with trisomy 13 usually die shortly after birth. ...Read more

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What exactly is raynaud's syndrome?

What exactly is raynaud's syndrome?

Vessels constrict: Raynaud's phenomenon is a symptom caused by constriction of small blood vessels, usually in the fingers and toes, leading to a lack of nutrients and oxygen going to the fingers and toes. Raynaud's phenomenon can be due to auto-immune disorders, hormonal imbalances, medication effects, etc... A primary care doctor, endocrinologist, or rheumatologist can evaluate a person with such symptoms. ...Read more

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What exactly is hellp syndrome?

What exactly is  hellp syndrome?

Preeclampsia complic: Hellp syndrome is a rare complication of preeclampsia or high blood pressure of pregnancy. It results from vascular dysfunction in your liver and renal vessels preferentially in the setting of severe preeclampsia. Unless promptly delivered and expertly treated, it can cause severe complications or even maternal/fetal death. ...Read more

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What exactly is reye's syndrome?

What exactly is reye's syndrome?

Reye's syndrome: in children, which comes from giving aspirin to a child during a viral infection. Unfortunately, most over-the-counter (OTC) analgesic medications have not been specifically approved for children and frequently carry warnings against using these drugs in children under 16 years of age. ...Read more

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What exactly is mebeous syndrome?

What exactly is mebeous syndrome?

Mobius syndrome: Congenital paralysis of 6th & 7th cranial nerves resulting in facial weakness & abnormal ocular abduction. Most cases are diagnosed during infancy.The disease is not progressive but no specific treatment. High incidence of associated congenital deformities. Symptoms may include lack of facial expression,inability to smile. Feeding,swallowing & chocking problems. Keeping head back to swallow etc ...Read more

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What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

What exactly is hypermobility syndrome?

Hyperflexible joints: Sometimes referred to as "loose joints, " and those affected are referred to as being "double jointed." often joint hypermobility causes no symptoms and requires no treatment. When present symptoms of the joint hypermobility include pain and instability in the hypermobile joints such as the: knees, fingers, hips, and elbows. Treatments are customized for each individual based on symptoms. ...Read more

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What is usher syndrome?

What is usher syndrome?

Retina degeneration : It is a combination of retinitis pigmentosa and severe hearing loss or total loss. Two types usher 1 and usher 2. ...Read more

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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome: Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber Syndrome is a rare vascular congenital condition due to improper formation of blood and/or lymphatic vessels. It has three features: Port Wine Stain (nevus flammeus or capillary hemangioma), venous or/and lymphatic malformations, and enlargement (soft-tissue hypertrophy) of the affected extremity. ...Read more

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What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

What is Klippel-Trenaunay-Weber syndrome?

KTW syndrome: KTW is a rare defect involving capillary abnormalities, enlargement of one leg, an atypical varicosity on the lateral side and arteriovenous malformation. ...Read more

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What is klippel-feil syndrome?

What is klippel-feil syndrome?

Rare disease: Klippel-Feil syndrome is characterized by the congenital fusion of several of the cervical vertebrae. It is a congenital defect in formation of the cervical vertebral segments. People with it have a short neck, low hairline and limited movement of the spine. Surgery may be necessary for spinal stenosis or severe scoliolsus. It is not inherited. ...Read more

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What is metabolic syndrome exactly?

What is metabolic syndrome exactly?

Metabolic Syndrome: Metabolic syndrome (syndrome x) is characterized by weight on the middle, slowly developing hypertension, lipid abnormalities ( usually high tgs and low hdl), and finally type 2 dm. A strong family hx for any of these components and/or mi stroke is also a clue. Finally, women can have hirsuitism and polycystic ovarian sydrome (pcos), early in the course. Insulin resistance causes these problems. ...Read more

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What is tourette syndrome?

What is tourette syndrome?

Brain disease: Ts is a neurobiologic condition involving the thalamus in the brain, caused by inheritance, but occasionally by panda's. It's main symptoms are complex(several muscle groups moving involuntarily to appease a sensory compulsion) tics or motor movements involving various body areas, including vocalizations (complex vocal motor tics).Occasionally ts is debilitating, but most often it's treatable. ...Read more

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What is May-Thurner syndrome?

What is May-Thurner syndrome?

May-Thurner: this is classically described as compression of the left iliac vein underneath the left iliac artery. This can lead to narrowing of the deep venous system, leading to swelling of the left lower extremity with associated varicose veins. A CT scan would be helpful in determining if this is the case, and then stenting of the narrowed iliac vein would be recommended. ...Read more

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