Brachydactyly

Brachydactyly (BD)

The medical term brachydactyly describes shortened fingers and toes. Usually inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder, it belongs to the group of malformed limbs. What is brachydactyly? This genetic defect occurs either in isolation or as syndromes. The course form can have a primary or a secondary cause. It is also characterized by a bony […]

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Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

As autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (or ADPKD according to AbbreviationFinder), a hereditary disease is referred to concerning the kidneys. This leads to the formation of cyst kidneys. What is Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease? Polycystic kidney disease also known as polycystic kidneys. These are mostly serious kidney diseases in which a large number of […]

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Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

The acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS). It is also known as perivenous encephalomyelitis or Hurst’s encephalitis and mostly affects children. What is Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis? Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS). ADEM belongs to the group of acquired demyelinating diseases […]

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