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Diseases » Shwachman syndrome » Glossary
 

Glossary for Shwachman syndrome

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Bone Marrow Conditions: Medical conditions affecting the bone marrow
  • Cystic Fibrosis: Cystic fibrosis is a hereditary disease affecting the exocrine (mucus) glands of the lungs, liver, pancreas, and intestines, causing progressive disability due to multisystem failure.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Dwarfism: Short stature. There are several types of dwarfism: acromelic (short hand and foot bones), mesomelic (short forearm and lower leg bones) and rhizomelic (short upper arm and leg bones).
  • Failure to thrive: Slow growth or inadequate weight gain of an infant or child.
  • Immune disorders: Disorders that affect the immune system
  • Mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, hypogonadism, diabetes and facial and skull abnormalities.
  • Neutropenia: Reduced number of granulocytes in the blood
  • Nutritional conditions: Medical conditions related to nutrition, including nutritional deficiencies.
  • Pancreas conditions: Any condition that affects the pancreas
  • Short stature: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by the association of short stature, Pierre Robin sequence, cleft mandible, hand anomalies and clubfoot.
  • Thrombocytopenia: Decreased platelets in the blood
  • Willems De vries syndrome: A syndrome that is characterised by prominent short limbs, subluxed knees and a cleft palate

 

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