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Gaucher disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Gaucher disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Gaucher disease is an inherited condition characterized by insufficient levels of the enzyme glucocerebrosidase, also called beta-glucosidase. It’s named for the French physician, Philippe Gaucher, who first described the condition. Glucocerebroside is a glycolipid, which is a molecule containing both sugar and fat, that’s included in the membrane of many different cells. Glucocerebroside is formed […]

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CMV infection after transplant

CMV infection after transplant

Cytomegalovirus, or CMV, is an enveloped double-stranded DNA virus that belongs to the herpesviridae family. It’s one of the most common viruses to cause severe infection in individuals undergoing transplantation of bone marrow or solid organs like the liver or kidney. It can affect almost every organ in the body resulting in encephalitis, retinitis, pneumonia, […]

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Chronic Illness Awareness••My Story

Chronic Illness Awareness••My Story

Every single one of are faced with challenges in our lives and today, I am ready to tell My Story. My journey began when I was 19 years old. I had great health I was athletic, outdoorsy, energetic and very driven. I went to school at ASU full-time and I was on the Dean’s List […]

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Von Hippel-Lindau disease

Von Hippel-Lindau or VHL is a genetic disease that affects people of all ethnicities and is characterized by tumor development in the CNS, kidneys, adrenal glands and pancreas. Okay, the VHL gene is a tumor suppressor gene on the short arm of chromosome 3. It codes for proteins that degrade hypoxia-inducible transcription factor, or HIF. […]

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3 Diseases More Terrifying than Ebola

3 Diseases More Terrifying than Ebola

Ebola is scary. It’s claimed thousands of lives, and it’s getting worse. But despite what the media might say, Ebola is not the worst, nor the deadliest disease on the planet right now. Here’s just three diseases or conditions more terrifying than Ebola. Number three: Trigeminal Neuralgia Trigeminal Neuralgia is called the Suicide Disease: It’s […]

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Back From the Brink of Life-Threatening Illness

I had been with Kirpal for eight years, engaged for a year and she was my best friend, so when she became ill it was a big shock to the system. Probably the most worrying thing was that she had got symptoms of pins and needles in her arm. Kirpal being Kirpal said, “It’s fine. […]

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Pompe disease – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Pompe disease, also called glycogen storage disease type II, is a genetically inherited condition caused by insufficient functioning of an enzyme called lysosomal acid alpha-1,4-glucosidase, or just acid alpha-glucosidase, due to a mutation of the GAA gene. It’s named after the Dutch pathologist, Dr. J.C. Pompe, who first described it in 1932. Glucose is used […]

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Movement signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

Movement signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] Just before we jump into the movement-related signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, let’s remind ourselves of what Parkinson’s disease is. And that’s a progressive brain disease. And this progressive disease, it ends up causing a reduction in the amount of a signalling chemical called dopamine. And when dopamine levels are lowered, what […]

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