Djerine Syndrome Research Paper

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Dejerine Syndrome

Dejerine syndrome also commonly known as Dejerine-Sottas syndrome has been around for more than 100 years. Neurologists Joseph Dejerine and Jules Sottas discovered and coined the term in 1893. This syndrome is a neurological disorder that affects the nerves leading up to the spinal cord and brain. The syndrome includes various symptoms.

Dejerine syndrome may lead to the following symptoms:
• Muscle weakness,
• Loss of sensation
• Curving of the spine
• Loss of hearing along
• Scoliosis
• Ataxia.

Dejerine syndrome is a genetic recessive disorder that may be passed down to an offspring thus there are no contributing factors to causing Dejerine Syndrome. One may show signs as early as the age of ten all the way to the age
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Tendon of Hector

The Tendon of Hector, more commonly known as the Achilles Tendon is located on the back of the inferior part of the leg. This tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone and is sometimes even referred to as the heel chord. Diseases like tendonitis and tendonitis are common in the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon got its name from Greek Mythology. It is said that Achilles’s mother dipped him in a river to make him immortal, but his heels were the only parts of him that was not dipped thus making it mortal. Since his heel was vulnerable when he was shot by an arrow during the Trojan War it instantly took him down. This is why we call the tendon that lies beneath the hell the Achilles
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