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Waardenburg syndrome is a medical condition characterized by differing degrees of deafness, minor defects in structures which arises from the neural chest & anomalies in skin pigmentation. It is associated with various congenital disorders such as defects in the intestine & spine, elevated scapula &...
Waardenburg Syndrome Pierpoint is one of the variation in the name used to refer to the Waardenburg Syndrome or the Klein-Waardenburg syndrome, Van der Hoeve-Halbertsma-Waardenburg syndrome, Mende's syndrome II, Ptosis-Epicanthus syndrome,Van der Hoeve-Waardenburg-Klein syndrome, Van der Hoeve-Halbe...
Waardenburg Syndrome type 1 is the most common type of Waardenburg Syndrome that is also is also characterized by varying degree of deafness, abnormality in the structure arising from the neutral crest & anomalies in pigmentation. The genetic variation involved in this type of syndrome is the paired...
Waardenburg Syndrome type 2 otherwise known as the WS2 is also one of the most common type of Waardenburg Syndrome that is characterized by deafness & abnormality in the structure which usually occur from the neutral crest. It was first identified in 1971 & used to describe a situation where the dys...
Waardenburg syndrome type 2a definition: Waardenburg Syndrome type 2 or WS2A for brevity, is a subtype of Waardenburg Syndrome 2 where the variation in the gene involves the MITF or the microphthalmia-associated transcription factor located at the 3p14.1-p12.3. It is also manifest by hearing impairment. It is also said to be an autosomal r...
Waardenburg Syndrome type 2B or WS2B for brevity, is a subtype of Waardenburg Syndrome 2 where the gene involved is the WS2B located at the 1p21-p13.3. Its symptoms also includes moderate to severe lost of hearing. Type 2B of Waardenburg Syndrome is usually inherited as an autosomal recessive patter...
Waardenburg Syndrome type 3 or WS3 for brevity, or the Klein-Waardenburg syndrome is a rare type of Waardenburg Syndrome where the gene involved is the paired box gene 3 or the PAX3 gene that is located at the 2q35. Aside from the common symptoms of the Waardenburg syndrome, it is most common to per...
Waardenburg Syndrome type 4 or WS4 for brevity or the Waardenberg-Hirschsprung disease, or the Waardenburg-Shah syndrome, is a rare type of Waardenburg Syndrome where the gene affected is the EDNRB or the endothelin-B receptor, the EDN3 or the its ligand or the endothelin-3 & the SOX10 or the SRY-re...
Wagner's Disease is rare familial eye disease or disorder of the connective tissue in the eye that eventually causes blindness. It is frequently confused with the Sticler's syndrome but just lacks the feature of high incidence of retinal detachments....
Wagner-Stickler Syndrome or Srickler Syndrome or David-Stickler syndrome, is a genetic disorder which primarily affect the connective tissue particularly the collagen. It is characterized by distinctive facial appearance, eye abnormalities & loss of hearing & problems in the joint areas....
WAGR syndrome otherwise known as the WAGR complex, Wilms tumor-aniridia syndrome, aniridia-Wilms tumor syndrome, is a genetic disorder which affect children & made them to developed Wilms tumor, Aniridi, Genitourinary disorders & mental retardation. (Fischbach BV, Trout KL, Lewis J, Luis CA, Sika M ...
Waldenstrom macroglobulinemia definition: Waldenstr√∑m macroglobulinemia , WM for brevity, is a type cancer disease which involves the lymphocytes or the subtype of white blood cells. It is usually a type of lymphoproliferative disease & is often said to share the same characteristics with the non-Hodgkin Lymphomas ( Cheson BD (2006). "Chron...
Wallerian Degeneration or Anterograde degeneration is a medical condition where there is a cutting or crushing of the nerve fiber after an injury or when there is part distal to the injury as in the case of a separation of the axon from the neuron's cell nucleus (Trauma & Wallerian Degeneration, Uni...
Wallis zief goldblatt syndrome definition: Wallis Zieff Goldblatt syndrome otherwise known as the cleidorhizomelic syndrome is a medical condition which can be described as an inherited skeletal disorders which is manifest mainly through the rhizomelic short stature & defects in the lateral clavicular of the person affected (Wallis C, Zieff ...
Wandering spleen otherwise known as the Pelvic spleen is a rare medical disease that is often linked to the loss or the weakening of the ligaments that help hold the spleen....
Warkany Syndrome or other wise known as the Trisomy 8 is an aberration in the chromosome that causes severe effects on the fetus. It is often observed in person with chronic myeloid leukaemia which may be a result of instability of the karyotype which is probably due to bcr:abl fusion gene. The Wark...
Warts are small, rough tumor that is typically located on the hands & feet & can resemble a cauliflower or a solid blister....
Water in the knee definition: Water on the knee is the common term used to describe the accumulation of fluid around & in the knee joint. This can be a result of a trauma, injury due to overuse & other medical conditions....
Water intoxication is also referred to as hyperhydration or simply water poisoning. It is the potential disturbance of the brain function where in normal balance of electrolytes is forced outside of safe limits by water. It is also the extreme retention of water with sodium reduction....
Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome, WFS for brevity is usually bilateral & massive, hemorrhage into the adrenal glands caused by fulminant meningococcemia (Kumar V, Abbas A, Fausto N (2005). Robins & Coltran: Pathological Basis of Disease, 7th, Elsevier, pp. 1214-5)...
Watermelon Stomach or the Gastric antral vascular ectasia, GAVE for brevity, is a condition where there is improper function especially in the antrum or the last part of the stomach. It is a rare condition which is cause by the chronic gastrointestinal bleeding or iron deficiency anemia....
Weaver Syndrome otherwise known as the Weaver-Williams syndrome, is a congenital disorder which is usually linked to the unusual & rapid growth which may formally begin during the prenatal period. Its manifestation includes an unusual facial appearance & unusual skeletal features. It is a syndrome a...
Weber Sturge Dimitri Syndrome otherwise known as the encephalotrigeminal angiomatosis is a rare congenital neurological & skin disorder. It is a phakomatoses & usually associated with port-wine stains on the face, glaucoma, seizures, ipsilateral leptomeningeal angioma & mental retardation....
Weber-christian disease definition: Weber Christian Disease or otherwise known as the idiopathic lobular panniculitis is a disorder affecting the skin whereby there is a recurring inflammation of the fat layer of the skin....
Wegener's granulomatosis is a form of the vasculitis disorder that primarily affects the lungs, kidneys & other organs. Because it mainly affect the organs, it requires a long term immune suppression (Seo P, Stone JH. The antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated vasculitides. Am J Med 2004;117...
Weil Syndrome, otherwise known as the Leptospirosis or the canicola fever, canefield fever, nanukayami fever or the 7-day fever among other names, is a bacterial zoonotic disease which affects both human & animals like mammals, reptile, amphibians & birds. It is an infection that is commonly transmi...
Weil's Disease is more commonly known as leptospirosis, which is a term used to identify certain forms of diseases that are caused by microorganisms of the genus Leptospira. These viruses can usually contracted from urine of rats & other farm animals, most commonly found in cave environment in mud &...
Weil's disease is a potentially fatal infection caused by an organism known as Leptospira ictero-haemorrhagiae that most rats carry & excrete in their urine....
Weissenbacher Zweymuller Syndrome is a genetic disorder where there is abnormalities in the skeletal system of the person....
Werdnig-hoffman disease definition: Werdnigg-Hoffman Disease otherwise known as the Sever Infantile Spinal Muscular Atropy or simply Spinal Muscular Atropy Type I is an sutosomal recessive condition that presents either neonatally as floppy baby or with progressive weakness & wating within the first year of life owing to widespread lo...
Werner's Syndrome otherwise known as the Adult premature aging syndrome or the adult progeria, is a rare genetic disorder which can be inherited as an autosomal recessive trait. Its signs & symptoms of the disorder may only be manifest usually during the third & fourth decade of life....
Wernicke's encephalopathy is a medical condition that is caused thiamine or vitamin B-1 deficiency....
Wernickle-Korsakoff syndrome is a condition characterized by loss of memory & confusion. This is caused by a dysfunction in the brain due to lack of sufficient B vitamins....
West Nile encephalitis is a viral infection that affects the brain. This disease causes great damages to the central nervous system & can lead to paralysis or even death....
West Nile virus is an RNA virus which is also a member of the Flaviviridae family that is transmitted through culicine mosquitoes which usually bite birds & infect horses & humans (Guharoy R. Noviasky JA, et al. (2004) West Nile Virus Infection, AmJ Health Syst. Pharm. Jun 15:61 (12)....
West Syndrome also known as the "Infantile Spasms" is a rare form of epilepsy in infants. The syndrome is related to the age of the person & usually occur in the 3rd & 12th month especially the 5th month of the infant....
Western equine encephalitis or WEE is a viral disease which is caused by western equine encephalitis virus which is an arbovirus that is transmitted by mosquitoes of the genre Culex & Culiseta (Ryan KJ; Ray CG (editors) (2004). Sherris Medical Microbiology, 4th ed., McGraw Hill)....
Westphall disease otherwise known as the Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a rare channelopathy where there is weakness in the muscle & even cause paralysis accompanying a fall in the level of potassium in the blood. It often begins in adolescence & is usually triggered of strenuous exercise followe...
Wet lung syndrome, also known as Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), is an acute obstruction of the lungs. Inflammation of the lungs occurs when the air passages become to narrow for the oxygen to enter. This syndrome is common among people exposed to chemicals such as ammonia & chlorine for...
Wheat allergy definition: Wheat is identified as one of the most common allergy-causing foods that mostly affect children. The allergic reactions typically occurs a few minutes after eating the food products that contains wheat, with symptoms ranging from mild to severe & possibly life-threatening reactions....
Wheat Hypersensitivity otherwise known as the Wheat allergy is a kind of food allergy which involves IgE & mast cell response....
Whiplash is characterized as one of the most common neck injury that is usually a result of a rear-end collisions on automobile when the head suddenly jerks back & forward. This extreme motion can cause the ligaments & the muscles to move out of its range....
Whiplash usually happens during rear-end car collisions which results to a neck injury which is common in this kind of situations....
Whipple disease is a systematic & rare disease which is often described as a gastrointestinal disorder that causes mal-absorption & affect other part of the including the heart, lungs, brain & eyes....
Whipworm is a roundworm that looks like a whips with wider handles, that affects the human large intestine....
White Sponge Nevus otherwise known as the Cannon's Disease or Hereditary leukokeratosis of mucosa which follow a hereditary pattern as an autosomal dominant trait. It usually occur during childhood or adulthood of the person....
Whiteheads is caused by the buildup of sebum tat blocks the oil ducts. This is a quite common skin problem that typically affects the face. While this condition does not necessary warrant an immediate medical attention, it can be quite unsightly....
Whitemore disease, also known as melioidosis, is a contagious illness similar to glanders disease. It is caused by the bacterium Burkhoideria pseudomallei. This disease is endemic in Southeast Asia, South America & some parts of Australia....
Whitlow otherwise known as the Herpetic whitlow, is a medical condition that is usually characterized by a severe painful infection of the hand which usually involves one or more fingers that is most often affects the terminal phalanx....
Whooping cough is medically known as pertussis, which is characterized as a highly contagious infection of the respiratory tract. While whooping cough may initially resemble an ordinary cold, it may eventually turn more serious, especially among infants....
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