Hereditary Angioedema

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

Hereditary Angioedema is a genetic medical condition, which is associated with a deficiency of blood protein, called C1 inhibitor. C1 inhibitor is the complement system’s part, a protein group involved in some allergic and immune reactions. C1 inhibitor’s abnormal activity or deficiency results in swelling in skin’s local area and the tissues beneath it, or […]


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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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