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- Endocrine tumors, carcinoid type
Slow-growing cancer known as an endocrine tumor, carcinoid type begins in neuroendocrine cells. It is a specific kind of neuroendocrine tumor (NET).Your body contains neuroendocrine cells all around, but they are particularly prevalent in the gut (GI) system. They aid in hormone production and regulate the flow of digestive fluids in your body.Neuroendocrine cells can undergo alterations and develop int Read More
- Kohlmeier-degos disease
Degos disease is an extremely rare disorder in which small and medium sized arteries become blocked (occlusive arteriopathy), restricting the flow of blood to affected areas. Degos disease usually causes characteristic skin lesions that may last for a period of time ranging from weeks to years. In some individuals, Degos disease will be limited to the skin (benign cutaneous Degos disease); other individuals will also develop symptoms affecting Read More
- Lipoprotein lipase deficiency
Familial lipoprotein lipase (LPL) deficiency is a rare genetic metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of the enzyme lipoprotein lipase. The deficiency of this enzyme prevents affected individuals from properly digesting certain fats and results in a massive accumulation of fatty droplets called chylomicrons in the circulation (chylomicronemia) and consequently also an increase of the plasma concentration of fatty substances called tr Read More
No two cases of lupus are exactly alike. Signs and symptoms may come on suddenly or develop slowly, may be mild or severe, and may be temporary or permanent. Most people with lupus have mild disease characterized by episodes — called flares — when signs and symptoms get worse for a while, then improve or even disappear completely for a time.
The signs and symptoms of lupus that you experience will depend on which body syste Read More
- Premature aging syndrome
Branchio-oculo-facial syndrome (BOFS) is a very rare genetic disorder that is apparent at birth (congenital). As of 2004, only about 50 cases of BOFS had been reported in the medical literature. The symptoms of most BOFS patients include the proliferation of blood vessels (hemangiomatous) in the lower neck or upper chest, low birth weight, retarded growth and some mental retardation. BOFS is characterized by the presence of a pseudocleft of th Read More
- Uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase deficienc...
A rare condition known as uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase deficiency is characterized by painful, blistering skin lesions that appear on skin exposed to the sun (photosensitivity). After minimal trauma, the fragile skin of the affected area may peel or blister. The liver may also exhibit abnormalities. Low levels of the enzyme uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase are the cause of PCT (UROD). Signs and Symptoms of uroporp Read More