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Diseases » Brunzell syndrome » Glossary
 

Glossary for Brunzell syndrome

  • Acanthosis nigricans: It is a brown to black, poorly defined, velvety hyperpigmentation of the skin usually present in the posterior and lateral folds of the neck, the axilla, groin, umbilicus and other areas.
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Cirrhosis of liver: Chronic liver disease wherein normal liver parenchyma is replaced by fibrous tissue.
  • Enlarged liver: Swelling of the liver.
  • Foot deformity: A alteration of the foot structurally that it doesn't appear as normal
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hairiness: Increasing or heavy head or body hair
  • Hyperglycemia: High levels of glucose in the blood
  • Hypertrichosis: Hypertrichosis is an overgrowth of hair not localized to the androgen-dependent areas of the skin
  • Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy: Heart damage from thickened heart walls.
  • Lawrence-Seip syndrome: Lawrence-Seip syndrome is a relatively uncommon condition involving generalized loss of skin fat that is acquired rather than congenital as in Berardinelli-Seip Syndrome. Patients can also develop diabetes mellitus and other problems. The loss of skin fat tends to occur during childhood or adolescence and is often triggered by infections such as measles and hepatitis. The diabetes tends to occur after fat loss begins. The limbs and face tend to be the most affected.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Lipid metabolism conditions: Disorders affecting the metabolism of lipids (blood fats), including cholesterol.
  • Lipodystrophy: A rare group of disorders that can be acquired or inherited and involves adipose tissue abnormalities. The disorder is characterized by varying degrees of loss of body fat. The three forms of the condition are: total lipodystrophy, partial lipodystrophy and localized lipodystrophy.
  • Muscular Hypertrophy: An increase in the size of the muscle cells.
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin

 

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