Marfan syndrome is not the only genetic disorder that affects connective tissue and has conditions including Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm. Marfan syndrome is a genetic disorder that messes with the connective tissue throughout the body (Marfan Foundation) and was discovered by Antoine Marfan in France back in 1896 (KidsHealth). Features of this genetic disorder are mostly found in the heart, blood vessels, bones, joints, and eyes. (Marfan Foundation) But it affects each person differently. Marfan can be life threatening, as it affects the lungs, skin, and nervous system.
The condition consists usually of multiple areas of desquamation of the filiform papilae of the tongue in an irregular circinate pattern. The central portion of the lesion sometimes appears inflamed, while the border may be outlined by a thin, yellowish white line or band. Stomatitis areata migrans is known
Cataracts is mostly an age related condition. Diabetes and other eye procedures can also lead to the development of cataracts in the eye. Some other risk factors include excessive sunlight exposure, smoking, hypertension, eye injury, medications, and alcoholism. Signs and symptoms of cataracts includes difficulty seeing at night, light sensitivity,
Spinal Stenosis- Overview- Spinal Stenosis is a condition in which there is narrowing of the spinal canal. This is commonly seen in the lumbar and cervical spine. Lumbar spine stenosis is often accompanied by nerve impingement. It includes central as well as lateral recess stenosis. In lateral canal stenosis as there is involvement of the nerve it results in severe radiculopathy, with muscle weakness, pain and immobility.
There is also tenderness to palpation bilaterally at paraspinal L5-S1. Straight leg raise is positive bilaterally, localizing to low back pain with ipsilateral leg pain. Sensation decreased over the bilateral L5 dermatomes, left greater than right. Assessment includes: lumbosacral disc disease with radiculopathy. Treatment plan includes request for bilateral L5-S1 transforaminal epidural steroid injections continue follow-up as directed.
ABSTRACT Objective: Nervous system dysfunction is a common and important complication in Primary Sjögren’s syndrome (pSS) and may be the cause of significant morbidity. A wide variety of peripheral (PNS) and central nervous system (CNS) complications are among the severe complications of pSS. Autonomic system involvements are also reported in pSS. In the present study we aimed to show the possible autonomic involvement in patients with pSS. Materials and Methods: Peripheral nerve electrophysiological studies and the sympathetic skin responses (SSR) were studied in 29 patients with PSS (inactive disease period) and 31 normal controls.
The symptoms of lupus are acute, and there is a large variety and amount of what someone with lupus can feel or go through. According to the book “People With Lupus” by Theresa Foy DiGeronimo, the milder symptoms include swelling and pain of the joints, as well as breaking out into a skin rash. Sufferers can also feel malaise (a feeling of illness and unease) and fatigue. There can also be a fever that breaks out. The more agonizing symptoms include kidney disease, blood disorders, and the malfunctioning of the nervous system due to the attacking of nerve cells and structures.
As it is the part of the eye that is responsible for central vision, sufferers therefore lose their ability to use their central vision. There are two types of AMD; Dry AMD and Wet AMD. Dry AMD develops when there is a build-up of waste products called drusen. A build-up of these waste products result in the damage of light cells of the macular leaving you with blurry central vision. Wet AMD however is a more severe case of AMD which develops due to abnormal blood vessels growing under the macular, believed to be caused because of a misguided attempt to clear the waste products.
The diabetic foot is a notorious condition that podiatrists treat frequently. Multi-factorial in its development, the diabetic foot is a complex complication of diabetes mellitus1. Characteristically, the condition results in an increase in pressures acting on the plantar aspect of the foot, resulting in tissue destruction1. Alterations in anatomical structures force the foot to adapt in order to maintain some function, and in doing so, alters the biomechanics of the lower limb1. Pathological changes become increasingly prevalent and prevention of tissue destruction becomes exceedingly difficult1.
Cornelia de Lange syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects many parts of the body. The affected individuals show variable features of this disorder. It ranges from relatively mild to severe. Cornelia de Lange syndrome is characterized by slow growth before and after birth, intellectual disability that is usually severe to profound, skeletal abnormalities involving the arms and hands, feeding difficulties and distinctive facial features. The distinctive facial features include synophrys (arched eyebrows that often grow together in the middle), long eyelashes, depressed nasal bridge, an uptilted nasal tip and anteverted nares, thin upper lip with downturned corners of the mouth, widely spaced teeth and posteriorly rotated low-set ears.
Future medical care includes MD visits, ESIs, acupuncture and medications. MRI of the cervical spine obatiened on 12/01/08 showed degenerative changes most prominent at C5-6 and C6-7 where broad-based disc protrusion combine with disc bulging and uncovertebral hypertrophy to cause moderate bilateral neural foraminal narrowing, greater on the right at C5-6 level and greater on the left at C6-7 level, as well as mild narrowing of the central canal.
This paper will be looking at the pathophysiologic condition- Multiple Sclerosis(MS), specifically exploring the pathophysiological process of the disease, signs and symptoms accompanied, and treatments identified as therapies targeting the symptoms. According to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2016), multiple sclerosis is defined as “unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and the body.” Although the etiology or cause of MS remains unknown, there is much research being conducted to categorize influences of many factors contributing to the onset of the disease. Borazanci et al. 2009 conclude that a mixture of genetics and environmental
Cystic fibrosis What is cystic fibrosis? Cystic fibrosis is genetic disorder characterized by abnormal chloride channels. This characteristically results in disease affecting multiple organ systems, most notably the lungs and gastrointestinal tract. Lung disease is usually manifested as obstructive lung disease due to bronchiectasis. Paints often develop difficulty breathing, cough, and wheezing.
It can also cause chronic ocular inflammation, a loss of vision resulting in blindness in one eye and of course debilitating pain. Shingles oticus, otherwise known as Ramsay Hunt syndrome type II was thought to be a result of the virus spreading from the facial nerve to the vestibulocochlear nerve. Symptoms from this form of shingles include hearing loss and