18January2018

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Menkes Disease
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Menkes disease- Drug Today Medical Times

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Menkes disease is a disorder that affects copper levels in the body. Menkes disease affects more males than females as it only takes one copy of the X-linked recessive gene to be expressed for males to develop the disease.

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Krabbe disease
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Krabbe disease- Drug Today Medical Times

 Krabbe disease (KD) is a rare and fatal disorder which occurs in 1 in 100,000 births. Also known as globoid cell leukodystrophy, it affects the nervous system and is caused by deficiency of an enzyme called galactosylceramidase. The disease is named after the Danish neurologist Knud Krabbe.

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Haemophilia
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Haemophilia- Drug Today Medical Times

Haemophilia is an inherited genetic bleeding disorder that badly impacts the body’s ability to make blood clots, a process required to prevent bleeding. The consequences of Haemophilia are abnormal or exaggerated bleeding and poor blood clotting.

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Buerger’s disease
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Buerger’s disease- Drug Today Medical Times

  If this disease worsens, the blood flow to arms and legs decreases. This occurs due to blockages that make it hard for blood to reach the tips of fingers and toes.

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Fibular Hemimelia
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Fibular Hemimelia- Drug Today Medical Times

Various studies have been conducted to ascertain the causes but it is yet to be discovered as to why FH occurs in a newborn. An independent study has revealed that if genes guiding the formation of the limb are activated in an abnormal order, FH can happen.

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Adams-Oliver Syndrome
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Adams-Oliver Syndrome- Drug Today Medical Times

 Adams-Oliver syndrome (AOS) is an extremely rare inherited disorder that occurs at birth. The characteristics include  defects of the scalp and deformoties of fingers, toes, arms and legs. The physical abnormalities associated with this disorder vary greatly among affected individuals.

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