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Updated Articles and Resources

By Mary Kugler, R.N.

Updated Articles and Resources
  • What is a Bone Marrow Transplant? Created: Saturday, September 24, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    A bone marrow transplant is a procedure to remove, filter, and replace stem cells in the same person or given to another person.
  • Angelman Syndrome Created: Saturday, August 06, 2005 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Article describes Angelman syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description"> Friday, June 19, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
    Information about what a DNA test is, how it's done, and why it is done." itemprop="description"> Friday, November 21, 2003 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
    Information about adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, and the movie Lorenzo's Oil." itemprop="description">> Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    Almost any condition that can cause brain damage can cause West syndrome. The two most common causes are tuberous sclerosis and lack of oxygen during birth." itemprop="desczTP='t3'" --> itemprop="d...
  • PERRLA Created: Wednesday, July 01, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    What PERRLA means in medicine and when it's used.
  • What Are Genes, DNA and Chromosomes? Created: Monday, January 21, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014
    Information about what genes, DNA, chromosomes, proteins, mutations, and the human genome are, and how they relate to each other." itemprop="description"><...
  • Schwartz-Jampel Syndrome Created: Saturday, August 07, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    Article describes Schwartz-Jampel syndrome, its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment." itemprop="description"> Friday, February 13, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
    Information about what Lorenzo's oil is and what it is used for.
  • Progeria Syndromes Created: Sunday, June 08, 2003 Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014
    Article describes the progeria syndromes, their symptoms, and possible causes.
  • Munchausen Syndrome By Proxy Created: Friday, November 21, 2003 Updated: Monday, January 06, 2014
    Article describes Munchausen syndrome by proxy, its diagnosis, effects, and treatment.
  • Zellweger Syndrome Created: Saturday, March 05, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
    An overview of Zellweger syndrome including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Werner Syndrome Created: Sunday, October 03, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
    An overview of the rare, premature aging disease, Werner syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Mycosis Fungoides Created: Sunday, October 10, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
    An overview of mycosis fungoides, a type of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Poland Syndrome Created: Sunday, April 11, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
    An overview of the rare disease, Poland syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Kawasaki Syndrome Created: Thursday, December 16, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
    An overview of Kawasaki syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Patau Syndrome (Trisomy 13) Created: Thursday, August 11, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
    An overview of Patau syndrome, or Trisomy 13, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome Created: Saturday, January 29, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013
    An overview of the immune deficiency disorder, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis Created: Tuesday, April 01, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    Information about toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN), including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Russell-Silver Syndrome Created: Friday, August 26, 2005 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    An overview of Russell-Silver syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Primordial Dwarfism Created: Saturday, August 26, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    Information about primordial dwarfism, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Polycythemia Vera Created: Thursday, June 22, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    An overview of the rare disease, polycythemia vera, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Osteopetrosis Created: Saturday, May 06, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    An overview of the congenital disorder, osteopetrosis, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Acquired Ichthyosis Vulgaris Created: Saturday, May 13, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    An overview of the skin disorder, acquired ichthyosis vulgaris, including its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma Created: Saturday, November 04, 2006 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    An overview of the types of cutaneous T-cell lyphomas (CTCL), their symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment, including orphan drug treatments.
  • Alport Syndrome Created: Wednesday, July 04, 2007 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    An overview of Alport syndrome including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome Created: Sunday, December 05, 2004 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    An overview of the autoimmune disorder, antiphopholipid syndrome, including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Mad Cow Disease in Humans Created: Thursday, December 28, 2006 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    An overview of mad cow disease (variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease) in humans including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU) Disease Created: Thursday, July 19, 2007 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    An overview of phenylketonuria (PKU), an inherited metabolic disorder, including symptoms, testing, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Pompe Disease Created: Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    An overview of the inherited condition, Pompe disease (glycogen storage disease type II), including symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.
  • Prune Belly (Eagle-Barrett) Syndrome Created: Wednesday, December 17, 2003 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    An overview of Prune Belly syndrome (also known as Eagle-Barrett) including its symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.
  • The Elephant Man's Bones Reveal Mystery Created: Friday, November 21, 2003 Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013
    Article looks at the medical findings in the case of Joseph Merrick, known as The Elephant Man.

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