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Glossary for Benjamin syndrome

  • Blood conditions: Conditions that affect the blood
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Dental caries: A destructive process causing decalcification of the tooth enamel leading to cavitation of the tooth
  • Failure To Thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Intellectual or developmental disabilities: Disorders of physical or intellectual development.
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Mental retardation conditions: Medical conditions related to or causing mental retardation.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Poor growth: Poor body growth or delayed physical development.
  • X-linked sideroblastic anemia: X-linked sideroblastic anemia is a rare inherited blood disorder characterized by abnormal deposits of iron in the red blood cells which makes them unable to function properly. The body continues to absorb more iron from digesting food in order to try and correct the problem but this simply leads to excessive iron being deposited in body tissues as the it can't use the iron properly. The severity of the condition is variable.

 

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