Recent Examples of syndrome from the Web
This is the story of Maya Adache, a 10-year-old girl in South Florida with Dravet syndrome.
In Asia this tick has also been known to transmit potentially deadly viruses including ones that cause Japanese spotted fever and severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome—conditions that can cause fever, vomiting and multiple organ failure.
Most people with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome require help with usual activities of daily living.
The organization presented a paint party at Vino Van Gogh in Delray Beach where guests were guided in painting the blue lion to raise money for children with Tourette syndrome to attend a week-long summer camp.
She was born with Wolf-Hirschhorn syndrome — a genetic disorder affecting a person’s development and growth, among other characteristics — which left her unable to speak and needing constant care, her father, Greg Gussert, told the paper.
In humans, the ticks can carry diseases such as severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, which can have a fatality rate of up to 30 percent.
Holowaty has benefited, even grown, from perspective gained at different angles — from retirement and reflection, from a battle with myelodysplastic syndrome, a condition in which bone marrow’s production of blood cells slows.
Rist eventually got off scot free, after a psychologist, who is a cousin of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Borat, diagnosed him with Asperger syndrome.
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Did You Know?
Combining its two Greek roots, syndrome means basically "running together". So when diagnosing a condition or disease, doctors tend to look for a group of symptoms existing together. As long as a set of symptoms remains mysterious, it may be referred to as a specific syndrome. But if that name is used for a while, it may become the condition's permanent name, even after an underlying cause has been found. So today we have Down syndrome, acquired immune deficiency syndrome, Asperger's syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue syndrome, Tourette's syndrome, sick building syndrome, and many more. And since mental conditions often turn out to have physical causes, syndrome is used in psychology as well as in medicine.
SYNDROME Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of syndrome for English Language Learners
: a disease or disorder that involves a particular group of signs and symptoms
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