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What is Cushing syndrome?

What is Cushing syndrome?

Cushing syndrome: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cushing%27s_syndrome

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What is cushing's syndrome?

What is cushing's syndrome?

Symptom / sign mix: The familiar physical changes from excess glucocorticoids from any cause, made in the body or prescribged. Red, swollen face, hypertension, glucose intolerance, truncal obesity, fat pad on back of neck, fragile skin, likelihood to get infections, mood problems, acne, more. Contrast "cushing's disease" in which these by definition result from a pituitary adenoma making acth. ...Read more

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What is barth syndrome?

What is barth syndrome?

See below:: A serious x-linked genetic disorder, primarily affecting males. Characteristics of this multi-system disorder often include combinations and varying degrees of: cardiomyopathy; neutropenia; underdeveloped skeletal musculature and muscle weakness; growth delay; exercise intolerance; cardiolipin abnormalities; and 3-methylglutaconic aciduria, type ii (mga, type ii)-build up of organic acid. ...Read more

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What is cushing's syndrome and it affect?

What is cushing's syndrome and it affect?

Hormonal...: It is hormonal problem where the body experiences changes due to too much glucocorticoids which might be elevated for different reasons like for example adrenal tumors( usually benign), medications, other hormonal issues. Symptoms can be weight gain, elevated blood sugar, fatigue, muscle weakness, moon face, among others. ...Read more

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What is zellweger syndrome?

What is zellweger syndrome?

A leukodystrophy: A genetic condition named after a researcher, zellweger's is a rare leukodystrophy (ld). Lds are a family of congenital disorders with abnormal development and function of the white matter of the brain but they can affect other organs as well. The term syndrome refers to a pattern of physical findings, including unusual craniofacial features, large liver, and eye abnormalities. There is no cure. ...Read more

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What is behcet's syndrome?

Read about it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/beh%c3%a7et's_disease.

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What is munchausen syndrome?

What is munchausen syndrome?

Psychiatric illness: In this condition, the patient seeks medical care even though there is no underlying disease. It is probably an obsessive need for attention but takes the form of getting medical treatment which may include multiple surgeries. Very resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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What is steven-johnson syndrome?

What is steven-johnson syndrome?

Drug reaction: One of the most severe and life-threatening forms of drug reactions. Patients peel off their skin and may need to be treated in the burn unit. ...Read more

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What is may-turner syndrome?

What is may-turner syndrome?

Compressed iliac vei: May- thurner syndrome classically refer to a compression of the left common iliac vein by the iliac artery . This result in left leg pain, swelling and deep vein thrombosis. It has now been expanded and is now called non thrombotic iliac vein lesions (nivl), to include both the right and left iliac veins.). ...Read more

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What is hoigne's syndrome?

What is hoigne's syndrome?

Penicillin injection: Hoigne syndrome is due to an embolism caused by injection of procaine penicillin into muscle with subsequent neurologic problems. It is hypothesized that some of the drug may have entered the blood stream. ...Read more

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What is munchausen's syndrome?

What is munchausen's syndrome?

Feigning illness: Named for a fictional teller of tall tales, the Munchausen's patient seeks human warmth by pretending to be sick, sometimes by self-injury. In Munchausen's by proxy, a parent brings in a healthy child and tries to persuade physicains that the child is sick. Despite what you read, the parent is often afraid for the child's safety for some good reason and wants him under out of a situation. ...Read more

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What is WAGR syndrome?

What is WAGR syndrome?

Http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WAGR_syndrome: WAGR syndrome is a rare genetic syndrome in which affected children are predisposed to develop Wilms tumour (a tumour of the kidneys), Aniridia (absence of the coloured part of the eye, the iris), Genitourinary anomalies, and Retardation.[1] The G is sometimes instead given as "gonadoblastoma," since the genitourinary anomalies are tumours of the gonads (testes or ovaries).[2] per wikipedia ...Read more

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What kind of condition is cushing's syndrome?

What kind of condition is cushing's syndrome?

Cushing's syndrome: Cushing's syndrome is a condition where your body makes too much cortisol (a hormone). A blood draw, 24 hour urine measurement of cortisol, midnight salivary cortisol measurement or a test called dexamathasone suppression test can be done to give you the diagnosis. Often time, you need multiple or all of the tests above to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is gilberts syndrome?

What is gilberts syndrome?

High bilirubin: Gilbert's non-disease affects a few percent of folks. The liver doesn't process bilirubin quite so well as other folks, and the serum bilirubin runs high. It increases more if you miss a few meals. It's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What is prader-willi syndrome?

What is prader-willi syndrome?

Genetic anomaly: Kids with prader willi syndrome usually obtain the genetic analy from the paternal gene. It is characterized by problems with muscle tone, even noticeable during pregnancy, also due to this difficulty feeding , poor weight gain, as infants. This changes after age 2 when kids develop over eating that can lead to morbid obesity. Also found are; scoliosis, cognitive problems, delayed puberty, etc. ...Read more

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What is stevens-johnson syndrome?

See details: This is a very rare but very serious and even life threatening disorder of the skin and mucous membranes. It is usually a reaction to a medication or an infection. It usually begins with flu-like symptoms followed by a painful rash in which the top layer of the skin dies and sheds. It is an extreme emergency and requires immediate hospitalization. ...Read more

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What is Asherman's syndrome?

What is Asherman's syndrome?

Scarred Uterus: Asherman's syndrome is an uncommon & unfortunate condition in which the the womb cavity (endoemtrial cavity) has been scarred together and cannot have a period anymore. There is a secturm of asherman's, so some women just have small amounts of scarring/adhesions while some have their cavity oblitrated. Treatmnent is surgery by a fertility specialist but it is not always succesful in restoring. ...Read more

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What is sjogrens syndrome?

What is sjogrens syndrome?

An autoimmune diseas: Sjögren's is an autoimmune disease where the body "turns against itself" and makes antibodies against the mucous secreting areas of the body- the eyes mouth respiratory and genitourinary it is mostly associated as the dry eyes dry mouth syndrome .Other features may include arthritis and kidney disease. It is vital that you see a rheumatologist to evaluate yourcsymptoms make the correct diagnosis a. ...Read more

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What is cushing's syndrome?

Symptom / sign mix: The familiar physical changes from excess glucocorticoids from any cause, made in the body or prescribged. Red, swollen face, hypertension, glucose intolerance, truncal obesity, fat pad on back of neck, fragile skin, likelihood to get infections, mood problems, acne, more. Contrast "cushing's disease" in which these by definition result from a pituitary adenoma making acth. ...Read more