Archive for the 'Diseases and Conditions' Category

Immunoglobulin Deficiency

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Immunoglobulin deficiency is characterized by normal total antibodies levels, but a certain antibody class is deficient. Immunoglobulin A (IGA) is the most common deficiency. Selective immunoglobulin is in some cases familial, but more frequently happens without an apparent cause. Selective immunoglobulin A deficiency may also be caused by using antiseizure drug called Phenytoin. Most individuals […]

Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Wiskott Aldrich Syndrome affects only boys and results in platelets low number, eczema, and a combined T and Blymphocytes deficiency, that causes repeated infections. Because the number of platelets is low, bleeding disorders such as bloody diarrhea, can be the early symptom. The deficiency of B and T lymphocytes makes the children susceptible to infections […]

Infancy Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia of Infancy is a medical condition, in which an infant progresses low antibody levels starting at about three to six months of age. This disorder is most likely to occur in a premature infant since he or she receives fewer maternal antibodies at the gestation period. Transient Hypogammaglobulinemia is not hereditary and affects […]

Hyper-IGE Syndrome

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Hyper-IGE Syndrome, also known as job-Buckley Syndrome is an immunodeficiency syndrome, characterized by recurred staphylococcus bacterium infections and too high IGE antibodies levels. The infections can involve joints, lungs, skin and other organs. Many individuals with hyper-IGE Syndrome experience weak bones and suffer with repeated fractures. Some people have allergy signs such as asthma, nasal […]

Ataxia-Telangiectasia

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Ataxia-Telangiectasia is an inherited disease that affects both nervous and immune system. Cerebellum brain part abnormalities, that control coordination, lead to ataxia-uncoordinated movements. Such abnormal movements generally develop just when the children start to walk, but can be delayed until age four. Muscle weakness, slurred speech, and in some cases mental retardation also develop as […]

X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia, called Bruton’s Agammaglobulinemia, affects only boys, and causes absence or reduced numbers of B lymphocytes and extremely low antibodies levels, because of the x-chromosome defect. Infants who have Bruton’s agammaglobulinemia-X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia, progress bones, sinuses, and lungs infections, generally from bacterias, such as streptococcus and hemophilus, and they can progress some unusual brain viral […]

Burkitt’s Lymphoma

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Burkitt’s Lymphoma is a type of Nonhodkin’s Lymphoma that originates from a Lymphocyte B and tends to spread to outside the lymphatic system’s areas, such as spinal fluid, bone marrow, central nervous system, and blood. Burkitt’s Lymphoma also may appear at any age, but is most likely to occur in young adults and children, especially […]

DiGeorge Anomaly

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

DiGeorge Anomaly occurs, because of the development of an abnormal fetus. Such a disorder commonly is not hereditary and may happen in both girls and boys. Children born with DiGeorge Anomaly do not have an essential gland, called a thymus gland, for normal t-lymphocytes development. Without t-lympholyte, the child can not fight off the infection […]

Diabetes Insipidus

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Diabetes Insipidus is a medical condition, where antidiuretic hormone insufficient levels result in polydipsia-excessive thirst, and excessive production of polyuria-very dilute urine. Diabetes Insipidus is caused by antidiuretic hormone-vasopressin decreased production, the hormone, that naturally restrains the person’s body from producing excessive urine amount. Vasopressine-antidiuretic hormone, is unique in that, it is created in the […]

Hereditary Spherocytosis

Monday, February 28th, 2011

Hereditary Spherocytosis is a rare inherited disorder, where the normally disc-shaped red blood cells become spherical. The rigid, misshapen red blood cell is trapped and destroyed in the person’s spleen, causing enlarged spleen and anemia. The anemia is generally mild, but can become more severe if an infection develops, when the Hereditary Spherocytosis is severe; […]

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