Blog Posts - Rares Diseases



The mysterious disease that confounds the experts in Cambodia

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Cambodian authorities are investigating a mysterious disorder that has so far affected 62 children, killing 61 of them.Timothy O'Leary, head of the WHO Western Pacific Region of WHO, said the disorder is in...
by Diseases and Syndromes on Jul 15, 2012

The rare disease of Thais

                  Thais had just turned two years old when she was diagnosed with metachromatic leukodystrophy, a rare, degenerative, genetic, and almost always ends in tragedy. Three years later h...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jan 29, 2012

What is the "burn out" or syndrome of Thomas?

                           The lifestyle has evolved during this century new illnesses related to work stress and unemployment, one of them took the name of  Burn Out or syn...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jan 27, 2012

Katie Newell: The British who suffer from neurofibromatosis, the disease of "Elephant Man"

                                          Katie Newell is 18 and suffers from the disease of "Elephant Man". The British have gone with her mot...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jan 13, 2012

Katie Newell: The British who suffer from neurofibromatosis, the disease of "Elephant Man"

                                          Katie Newell is 18 and suffers from the disease of "Elephant Man". The British have gone with her mot...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jan 13, 2012

Rare diseases: Polydactyly

                                                Polydactyly malformation genetic basis for emerging more fingers than usual, eit...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jun 22, 2011

Rare diseases: Leukonychia

The leukonychia called in medical terms (ie whitish discoloration of the nails) is not due to lack of calcium (as previously believed) or presence of fungi. No, at least, the real leukonychia, which is one that originates in the nail matrix, which re...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jun 17, 2011

Kleine-Levin syndrome: the disease of "Sleeping Beauty"

The literature is full of characters with strange behavior that ended up being diseases. We can not forget the magnificent Jean Baptiste Grenouille (the perfume. Patrick Suskind), a full-blown autism. O Holden Caulfield (The Catcher in the Rye. Salin...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jun 6, 2011

Lyme disease

Lyme disease is an acute inflammatory disease characterized by skin changes, coupled with symptoms "flu-like" caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi, and transmitted by the bite of an infected deer tick or rat. Lyme disease was first described...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jun 6, 2011

What is Crohn's disease?

It is an inflammatory bowel disease, which affects the entire digestive tract from mouth to anus, but mainly located in the latter portion of the small intestine and the first portion of intestine. In the affected areas often cause chronic ulceratio...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jun 6, 2011

KAWASAKI DISEASE

It is a rare disease specific, with no apparent cause infectious, which affects the mucous membranes (oral, nasal, conjunctival), lymph nodes, the lining of blood vessels and heart. Not yet determined the cause of Kawasaki disease, its prevalence is...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jun 6, 2011

SLEEPING SICKNESS

Sleeping sickness or African trypanosomiasis is an infectious disease caused by a parasite called trypanosome transmitted by the tse-tse fly. The trypanosome is transmitted to humans by the bite of the tsetse fly Glossina genus. This insect is found...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jun 6, 2011

What is Noah's Syndrome?

This disease is a disease that takes home accumulating a disproportionate number of pets who are not given an adequate and not even care, but even minimal: no food, no water, no shelter, or veterinary care or conditions hygiene. The patient does not...
by Rare diseases on the Planet on Jun 6, 2011


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