Recent Examples of syndrome from the Web
Diagnosing the syndrome can also be frustrating — and expensive.
Nine global foundations granting $13.85 million to Abeona to advance and support gene therapy programs for Sanfilippo syndrome, a genetic disease that causes developmental delays in children.
For instance, Klinefelter syndrome, which affects one in every 500 males, can lead to infertility.
The decision brings an end to a three-year moratorium on research involving the influenza virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome (known as SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (or MERS).
Liam was born without his right hand due to amniotic band syndrome, which occurs when a fetus becomes entangled in fibrous string-like amniotic bands in the womb.
Before Will was born, he was diagnosed with a significant heart abnormality: hypoplastic left heart syndrome, in which the left ventricle is severely underdeveloped.
Small studies have suggested that gloves made of FIR-emitting fabrics can be used to treat hand arthritis and Raynaud’s syndrome, and that a blanket containing FIR-emitting discs could potentially improve sleep quality.
Meanwhile, BRCA’s quiet cousin, Lynch syndrome, with gene alterations also linked to ovarian cancer, remains little known.
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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.
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