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Glossary for Weak skin

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  • Acrogeria (Gottron Type): An extremely rare, mild form of progeria.
  • Acromegaloid, Cutis Verticis Gyrata, Corneal Leukoma Syndrome: A rare condition characterized by the association of acromegaly, cutis verticis gyrate and corneal leukoma.
  • Adrenal Cancer: A malignant cancer that develops in the adrenal gland. The tumor may be nonfunctioning (does not produce hormones) or functioning in which case excessive levels of hormones can cause a variety of symptoms depending on which hormone is involved. Adrenal hormones made in the cortex (outer part of the gland) are aldosterone, corticosteroids and androgenic steroids. Adrenalin and noradrenalin are the hormones made in the medulla (central part of the adrenal gland).
  • Adrenal Cortex Diseases: Diseases of the adrenal cortex. Examples includes Addison's disease, Cushing's syndrome and adrenal fatigue.
  • Adrenal Cortex Neoplasms: A tumor that develops in the adrenal gland. The tumor may be nonfunctioning (does not produce hormones) or functioning in which case excessive levels of hormones can cause a variety of symptoms depending on which hormone is involved. Adrenal hormones made in the cortex (outer part of the gland) are aldosterone, corticosteroids and androgenic steroids.
  • Adrenal adenoma: collection of growths (-oma) of glandular origin.
  • Adrenal adenoma, familial: A benign tumor that develops in the adrenal gland and tends to run in families. The tumor may be nonfunctioning (does not produce hormones) or functioning in which case excessive levels of hormones can cause a variety of symptoms depending on which hormone is involved. Adrenal hormones made in the cortex (outer part of the gland) are aldosterone, corticosteroids and androgenic steroids . Adrenalin and noradrenalin are the hormones made in the medulla (central part of the adrenal gland).
  • Adrenal gland hyperfunction: Excessive activity of the adrenal gland which causes excessive production of one or more adrenal hormones (aldosterone, corticosteroids, androgenic steroids, epinephrine and norepinephrine). The increased adrenal gland activity may be caused by an adrenal gland tumor or by excessive stimulation of the gland. Pituitary hormones stimulate adrenal gland activity.
  • Adrenal incidentaloma: A tumor of the adrenal gland that is discovered incidentally while performing an imaging examination for reasons other than an adrenal tumor. The tumor may be asymptomatic or can causes excessive secretion of adrenal hormones and resulting symptoms. The tumor may also be malignant or benign.
  • Adrenocortical carcinoma: A condition which is characterized by malignancy which affects the adrenocortex.
  • Aplastic anemia: A blood disorder where the bone marrow produces insufficient new blood cells.
  • Arterial tortuosity syndrome: A rare disorder which affects the connective tissue that makes up blood vessels resulting in various arterial abnormalities. Connective tissue abnormalities also affect the skin and joints.
  • Bone-Marrow failure syndromes: A disorder where the bone marrow fails to produce enough new blood cells.
  • Chromosome 19q13.11 Deletion syndrome: A rare genetic syndrome involving features such as poor fetal growth, reduced fetal activity, developmental problems and various other physical symptoms.
  • Chromosome 22, trisomy: A very rare disorder where there is an extra copy of chromosome 22 in all the body cells. The condition is usually fatal soon after birth or during the fetal stage.
  • Chromosome 6, monosomy 6q: A rare chromosomal disorder where a part of the long arm (q) of chromosome 6 is deleted resulting in various abnormalities depending on the location and length of missing genetic material.
  • Chromosome 6q deletion syndrome: A rare chromosomal disorder where a part of the long arm (q) of chromosome 6 is deleted resulting in various abnormalities depending on the location and length of missing genetic material.
  • Cockayne syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by a senile-like appearance, hearing and vision impairment and sun sensitive skin.
  • Connective tissue disorders: Any condition affecting connective tissues.
  • Connective tissue dysplasia, Spellacy type: A very rare syndrome caused by an inherited collagen disorder and characterized by skin abnormalities, skeletal and eye anomalies and joint problems.
  • Cretinism athyreotic: A rare form of congenital hypothyroidism that causes mental and physical growth retardation in infants or children. Prompt thyroid hormone therapy is essential in order to prevent progressive neurological and motor deterioration.
  • Cushing syndrome, familial: A hormonal disorder caused by high levels of the cortisol hormone due to the abnormal development of the adrenal gland.
  • Cushing's disease: A condition of hyperadrenocorticism which is secondary to excessive pituitary secretion of ACTH. Cushing's disease is different to Cushing's syndrome which refers to the effects of glucocorticoid excess from any cause.
  • Cushing-like symptoms: Symptoms similar to those of Cushing's disease
  • Daentl-Townsend-Siegel syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized blue sclerae, kidney disease and fluid buildup in the skull.
  • Daentl-Towsend-Siegel syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized blue sclerae, kidney disease and fluid buildup in the skull.
  • Deletion 6q: A rare chromosomal disorder where a part of the long arm (q) of chromosome 6 is deleted resulting in various abnormalities depending on the location and length of missing genetic material.
  • Dermo-odontodysplasia: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by tooth, skin, hair and nail abnormalities.
  • EDS V: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by skin hyperextensibility, moderate joint hypermobility and moderate vascular fragility.
  • EDS X: A very rare collagen disorder which is characterized by loose joints and hyperextensible skin as well as a blood platelet anomaly which causes bleeding into the skin (petechiae).
  • EDS10: A very rare collagen disorder which is characterized by loose joints and hyperextensible skin as well as a blood platelet anomaly which causes bleeding into the skin (petechiae).
  • EEC syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by absence of fingers and toes, ectodermal dysplasia and cleft lip or cleft palate.
  • Ectodermal dysplasia -- mental retardation -- CNS malformation: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, central nervous system disorders and skin, hair and nail abnormalities.
  • Ectodermal dysplasia -- mental retardation -- central nervous system malformation: A rare syndrome characterized by severe mental retardation, hypothyroidism, abnormal brain development and hair, teeth and nail abnormalities.
  • Ectodermal dysplasia anhidrotic: A rare inherited condition involving skin, hair, teeth and nail abnormalities. The condition is characterized by the absence of sweat and sebaceous glands, underdeveloped hair and teeth, characteristic face and other physical deformities.
  • Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic, autosomal dominant: A very rare inherited disorder that affects the development of skin, hair, nails, teeth and sweat glands during the fetal stage.
  • Ectodermal dysplasia, hypohidrotic, autosomal recessive: A rare genetic multisystem disorder characterized by hair, teeth, nail and skin abnormalities and absence of certain sweat glands.
  • Ectodermal dysplasia/ skin fragility syndrome: An extremely rare syndrome characterized by fragile skin which blisters and peels, abnormal nails and thickened skin on palms and soles. Skin blistering and peeling starts at birth.
  • Ehlers Danlos syndrome type 4, autosomal dominant: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by delicate skin, fragile blood vessels, distinctive facial features and minimal joint problems - previously known as EDS type 4.
  • Ehlers danlos syndrome: An inherited disorder of the connective tissue causing it to become weak and fragile. Connective tissue is found in skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments and hence all of these may be affected by weakness
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Dysfibronectinemic type: A very rare collagen disorder which is characterized by loose joints and hyperextensible skin as well as a blood platelet anomaly which causes bleeding into the skin (petechiae).
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Type I: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by hyperextensible joints, hyperextensible skin and poor wound healing.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome caused by tenascin-X deficiency: A rare genetic disorder which is similar to Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and involves a deficiency of tenascin-X which affects connective tissue. The main symptoms are loose joints, partially dislocated joints and fragile, hyperextensible skin.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 3: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by lax joints, hyperextensible skin and mild connective tissue fragility - a mild form of the condition.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type 4: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by small joint hypermobility, easy bruising and characteristic facial appearance - a vascular or ecchymotic form of the condition.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type II: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by hypermobile joints, hyperextensible skin and poor wound healing - a milder form of Type 1 with hypermobility limited to hands and feet.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type III: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by lax joints, hyperextensible skin and mild connective tissue fragility - a mild form of the condition.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IV: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by small joint hypermobility, easy bruising and characteristic facial appearance - a vascular or ecchymotic form of the condition.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type IX: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder involving a defective copper metabolism and characterized by mildly hyperextensible skin, lax joints, bladder problems and chronic diarrhea.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type V: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by skin hyperextensibility, moderate joint hypermobility and moderate vascular fragility.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VI: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by lax joints, scoliosis and fragile sclera of the eye - Ehlers Danlos type with predominant ocular abnormalities.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VII: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by hypermobile joints, hyperextensible skin and joint dislocations.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type VIII: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by lax joints, hyperextensible skin and mild connective tissue fragility - a mild form of the condition.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type X: A very rare collagen disorder which is characterized by loose joints and hyperextensible skin as well as a blood platelet anomaly which causes bleeding into the skin (petechiae).
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome with Platelet Dysfunction from Fibronectin Abnormality: A very rare collagen disorder which is characterized by loose joints and hyperextensible skin as well as a blood platelet anomaly which causes bleeding into the skin (petechiae).
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome with periventricular heterotopia: The association of a brain malformation (periventricular nodular heterotopia) with a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, 6B: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by lax joints, scoliosis and fragile sclera of the eye - Ehlers Danlos type with predominant ocular abnormalities but lysyl-hydroxylase activity is normal1.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, arthrochalasic type: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by hyperextensible and fragile skin and hypermobile joints which leads to dislocations, osteoarthritis and fractures - previously known as EDS types 7A and 7B.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, cardiac valvular form: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by hypermobile joints, joint dislocations and skin hyperextensibility and fragility.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, classic type: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by hypermobile joints, joint dislocations and skin hyperextensibility and fragility - a combination of ED types I and II.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatosparaxis type: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by skin hyperextensibility hypermobile joints and fragile skin which loses its elasticity - previously known as EDS type 7C.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, dermatospraxis type: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by skin hyperextensibility hypermobile joints and fragile skin which loses its elasticity - previously known as EDS type 7C.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobile type: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by generalized joint hypermobility and smooth hyperextensible skin as well as joint pain and discolations.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hypermobility type: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by hypermobile joints, hyperextensible skin and - previously known as EDS type 3.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, kyphoscoliosis type: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder caused by deficiency of the lysyl hydroxylase enzyme and is characterized by progressive scoliosis and muscle weakness and fragile sclera - previously known as EDS type 6.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, progeroid form: A connective tissue disorder caused by an enzyme (xylosylprotein 4-beta-galactosyl transferase) deficiency.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, tenascin-X deficiency: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by hypermobile joints, joint dislocations and skin hyperextensibility and fragility.
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, type 10: A very rare collagen disorder which is characterized by loose joints and hyperextensible skin as well as a blood platelet anomaly which causes bleeding into the skin (petechiae).
  • Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, vascular type: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by delicate skin, fragile blood vessels, distinctive facial features and minimal joint problems - previously known as EDS type 4.
  • Ehlers-Danlos, syndrome, periodontitis type: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by lax joints, hyperextensible skin and mild connective tissue fragility - a mild form of the condition.
  • Epidermalolysis bullosa: A group of skin disorders characterized by fragile skin which can blister upon little or no trauma to the skin. There are a number of different subtypes with some being inherited and some acquired. The hands and feet are often the main parts of the body affected.
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Dystrophica, Pretibial: A rare inherited skin blistering disorder characterized by the development of blisters on the skin and mucous membranes even with minor skin trauma. The skin condition also involves itching which usually doesn't respond to conventional therapies. The blistered areas become scarred. The condition is caused by a defect in the collagen gene. The skin sensitivity may improve with age.
  • Epidermolysis Bullosa Pruriginosa: A rare inherited skin blistering disorder characterized by the development of skin blistering and scarring mainly on the shins. The condition is caused by a defect in the collagen gene. The skin sensitivity may improve with age.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa dystrophica, dominant type: A relatively mild form of the skin disease characterized by fragile, blistered skin.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa intraepidermic: A rare inherited skin disorder characterized by separation of the layers within the skin which results in fragile, blistered skin. The blisters usually heal without scarring and the skin that is most often placed under trauma (feet and hands) is the most affected.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa simplex with mottled pigmentation: A variant of a skin blistering disease which also involved a skin pigmentation anomaly.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa with pyloric atresia: A rare inherited blistering skin disorder which also involves a defect where the digestive system is closed off in the pyloric area. Death generally occurs even if the defect is corrected.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa, generalized atrophic benign: A rare inherited skin disorder characterized by fragile skin which blisters easily and often results in scars after healing. The condition is generally quite mild compared to other skin disorders involving fragile blistering skin.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa, junctional: A rare inherited skin disease which is characterized by fragile skin which readily forms skin blisters and can result in fatal complications.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa, junctional, with pyloric atrophy: A rare inherited skin disease which is characterized by fragile skin which readily forms skin blisters as well as obstruction of the passage from the stomach to the intestine (pylorus). Death usually occurs within weeks of birth.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa, lethal acantholytic: A very rare inherited disorder characterized by extremely fragile skin and mucous membranes which blisters and peels. The majority of the skin blisters and peels within a week of birth. Severe fluid loss and death follows soon after.
  • Epidermolysis bullosa, simplex: A group of skin disorders characterized by fragile skin which can blister upon little or no trauma to the skin. There are a number of different subtypes with some being inherited and some acquired. The hands and feet are often the main parts of the body affected.
  • Epidermolytic epidermolysis bullosa: A group of skin disorders characterized by fragile skin which can blister upon little or no trauma to the skin. There are a number of different subtypes with some being inherited and some acquired. The hands and feet are often the main parts of the body affected.
  • Erythema ab igne:
  • Face symptoms: Symptoms affecting the face
  • Familial hypopituitarism: Impaired pituitary gland hormone-producing activity that tends to run in families. The failure of the pituitary gland in turn affects other hormone-producing glands which rely on the hormones from the pituitary gland for their activity. Symptoms are determined by the degree and type of hormone deficiency involved.
  • Fibronectin-Deficient EDS: A very rare collagen disorder which is characterized by loose joints and hyperextensible skin as well as a blood platelet anomaly which causes bleeding into the skin (petechiae).
  • Fontaine-Farriaux-Blanckaert syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized by premature fusion of skull bones as well as various other abnormalities.
  • Functioning pancreatic endocrine tumor: Tumors that develop in the pancreas and cause excessive secretion of one or more pancreatic hormones such as insulin, somatostatin, glucagons, gastrin, ACTH (corticosteroids) and vasoactive intestinal peptidase.
  • Geroderma osteodysplastica: A rare connective tissue disorder characterized mainly by elastic skin, a prematurely aged facial appearance and abnormal calcification of bones causing them to break easily.
  • Gerodermia osteodysplastica: A rare connective tissue disorder characterized mainly by elastic skin, a prematurely aged facial appearance and abnormal calcification of bones causing them to break easily.
  • Gerodermia osteodysplastica hereditaria: A rare connective tissue disorder characterized mainly by elastic skin, a prematurely aged facial appearance and abnormal calcification of bones causing them to break easily.
  • Gerodermia osteodysplasticum: A rare connective tissue disorder characterized mainly by elastic skin, a prematurely aged facial appearance and abnormal calcification of bones causing them to break easily.
  • Growth Hormone Receptor Deficiency: Laron syndrome is a rare genetic disease where the body has sufficient growth hormones but lacks receptors to utilize the hormone and hence dwarfism results. Type 1 involves a defect in the growth hormone receptor gene which prevents the hormone from binding and being used. Hence there are high levels of free growth hormone in the plasma. Type II involves a problem with the processing of the growth hormone once it has been bound properly to the cell surface.
  • Head symptoms: Symptoms affecting the head or brain
  • Homocystinuria: A rare inherited metabolic disorder involving the amino acid methionine and resulting in a harmful accumulation of homocysteine in the body.
  • Homocystinuria due to defect in methylation cbl e: An inherited organic acid disorder where an enzyme deficiency (methionine synthase reductase) impairs the body's ability to break down certain proteins consumed in the diet. This results in a buildup of methylmalonic acid and homocystine which results in harmful affects. It is a form of vitamin B12 deficiency.
  • Hutchinson Gilford Syndrome: A rare genetic disorder characterized by alopecia and senile-like appearance.
  • Hyperadrenalism: Excessive levels of adrenal hormones in the body. Symptoms depend on which hormone is involved and the degree of involvement. Adrenal hormones are aldosterone, corticosteroids, androgenic steroids, epinephrine and norepinephrine.
  • Ichthyosis bullosa of Siemens: A rare inherited form of the genetic skin blistering disorder called ichthyosis bullosa. The condition is characterized by widespread reddening, blistering and peeling of fragile skin that starts at birth. Symptoms tend to improve with age
  • Jones-Hersh-Yusk syndrome: A rare congenital disorder characterized by missing toes, cleft palate, blistered skin and absent patches of skin at birth.
  • Lamellar ichthyosis: A very rare disorder where an infant is born covered with a transparent membrane which sheds to reveal red scaly skin patches of varying sizes.
  • Lamellar ichthyosis, autosomal dominant form: A very rare dominantly inherited disorder where an infant is born covered with a transparent membrane which sheds to reveal red scaly skin patches of varying sizes.
  • Lamellar ichthyosis, type 1: A very rare disorder where an infant is born covered with a transparent membrane which sheds to reveal red scaly skin patches of varying sizes. Type 1 is distinguished by the location of the genetic defect - chromosome 14q11.2.
  • Lamellar ichthyosis, type 2: A very rare disorder where an infant is born covered with a transparent membrane which sheds to reveal red scaly skin patches of varying sizes. Type 2 is distinguished by the location of the genetic defect - chromosome 2q34.
  • Lamellar ichthyosis, type 3: A very rare disorder where an infant is born covered with a transparent membrane which sheds to reveal large dark, plate-like scales. Type 3 is distinguished by the location of the genetic defect - chromosome 19p12-q12. This type also affects the ears and face to a greater degree than other types.
  • Laron Dwarfism: Laron syndrome is a rare genetic disease where the body has sufficient growth hormones but lacks receptors to utilize the hormone and hence dwarfism results. Type 1 involves a defect in the growth hormone receptor gene which prevents the hormone from binding and being used. Hence there are high levels of free growth hormone in the plasma. Type II involves a problem with the processing of the growth hormone once it has been bound properly to the cell surface.
  • Laron Pituitary Dwarfism: Laron syndrome is a rare genetic disease where the body has sufficient growth hormones but lacks receptors to utilize the hormone and hence dwarfism results. Type 1 involves a defect in the growth hormone receptor gene which prevents the hormone from binding and being used. Hence there are high levels of free growth hormone in the plasma. Type II involves a problem with the processing of the growth hormone once it has been bound properly to the cell surface.
  • Laron Syndrome: Laron syndrome is a rare genetic disease where the body has sufficient growth hormones but lacks receptors to utilize the hormone and hence dwarfism results. Type 1 involves a defect in the growth hormone receptor gene which prevents the hormone from binding and being used. Hence there are high levels of free growth hormone in the plasma. Type II involves a problem with the processing of the growth hormone once it has been bound properly to the cell surface.
  • Laron Type Pituitary Dwarfism 1: Laron syndrome is a rare genetic disease where the body has sufficient growth hormones but lacks receptors to utilize the hormone and hence dwarfism results. Type 1 involves a defect in the growth hormone receptor gene which prevents the hormone from binding and being used. Hence there are high levels of free growth hormone in the plasma. Type II involves a problem with the processing of the growth hormone once it has been bound properly to the cell surface.
  • Laron-type Dwarfism Phenotypic Syndrome: Laron syndrome is a rare genetic disease where the body has sufficient growth hormones but lacks receptors to utilize the hormone and hence dwarfism results. Type 1 involves a defect in the growth hormone receptor gene which prevents the hormone from binding and being used. Hence there are high levels of free growth hormone in the plasma. Type II involves a problem with the processing of the growth hormone once it has been bound properly to the cell surface.
  • Lax Skin: Skin lacks elasticity and hangs in loose folds.
  • Lenz Majewski hyperostotic dwarfism: A rare genetic disorder characterized by dense, thick bones and symphalangism.
  • Lichen sclerosis: Disease causing leathery or dry skin in genital areas.
  • McCune-Albright Syndrome: A rare genetic multisystem disorder characterized by abnormal skin pigmentation and endocrine gland dysfunction and replacement of parts of bone tissue with fibrous material.
  • McGrath Syndrome:
  • Mental retardation -- arachnodactyly -- hypotonia -- telangiectasia: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation, short fingers, reduced muscle tone and spider veins (telangiectasia).
  • Myopathy, limb-girdle, with bone fragility: A rare inherited disorder characterized by easy bone fracturing, poor healing of fractures and progressive weakness of the limb-girdle muscles. The fractures tend to occur before the muscle problems. The slow-healing fractures sometimes resulted in osteomyelitis and limb amputation.
  • Neoplastic porphyria tarda: A rare condition where a liver tumor causes a deficiency of the enzyme hepatic uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase. The deficiency causes a build up of porphyrins in the liver and the skin which causes damage to the skin and various other symptoms.
  • Neu-Laxova Syndrome: A rare fatal genetic disorder characterized by microcephaly and multiple congenital abnormalities. Death occurs during the fetal or newborn stage.
  • OI, Type I: A genetic condition characterized mainly by fragile bones that fracture easily and blue sclerae. The fractures tend start during early childhood (when walking starts) and becomes worse after menopause or in old age. Fractures tend to heal normally. Type I is the mildest form of osteogenesis imperfecta and results from a reduced amount of normal collagen in the body. Other forms of osteogenesis imperfect tend to involve the presence of abnormal collagen.
  • OLEDAID: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by a weak immuned system, bone problems, lymphoedema and hair, teeth and nail abnormalities. Death usually occurs during the first few years of life due to overwhelming infections.
  • Oculopalatocerebral syndrome: A rare inherited syndrome characterized mainly by short stature, small head, mental retardation, cleft palate and eye problems.
  • Onychotrichodysplasia and neutropenia: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by nail, hair and blood abnormalities.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta: Weak bones ("brittle bone disease") and loose joints
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta Type I: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by fragile bones, blue sclerae and hyperextensible joints.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta type II: A rare lethal form of the genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by fragile bones, blue sclerae and facial and tooth abnormalities.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta type IV: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by fragile bones and blue sclerae. The osteoporosis tends to be moderate and there is generally no joint hyperextensibility.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, type 1A: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by fragile bones and hyperextensible joints - a type of osteogenesis imperfecta I where the teeth are opalescent and blue sclerae may be absent.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, type 1B: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by fragile bones and hyperextensible joints - a milder form of osteogenesis imperfecta I where the teeth are normal and blue sclerae may be absent.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, type 2: A rare lethal form of the genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by fragile bones, blue sclerae and facial and tooth abnormalities.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, type 2A: A rare lethal form of a genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by fragile bones, blue sclerae and facial and tooth abnormalities. Type IIA has a different origin of the genetic mutation but the clinical features are similar. Type IIA involves a defect on the COL1A2 gene. The main difference is that type IIA tends to involve a large head and dark blue eyes.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, type 4: A rare genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by fragile bones and blue sclerae - a form of OI involving moderate osteoporosis and no joint hyperextensibility.
  • Osteogenesis imperfecta, type IIB: A rare, recessively inherited, lethal form of a genetic connective tissue disorder characterized by fragile bones, blue sclerae and facial and tooth abnormalities. Type IIB has a different origin of the genetic mutation but the clinical features are similar. Type IIB involves a defect on the CRTAP gene on chromosome 3p22. The main difference is that type IIA tends to involve a small head and white or light blue eyes.
  • Panhypopituitarism: A rare condition where all pituitary hormones are absent or reduced. The condition may be congenital or acquired through such things as pituitary tumors. The pituitary gland regulates the activity of other endocrine glands as well as controlling growth. Other endocrine glands include adrenal, parathyroid, thyroid, pancreas, ovaries and testes. Symptoms can vary greatly depending on the degree of deficiency of the various hormones.
  • Peptidic growth factors deficiency: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by diabetes, skin abnormalities, small jaw and muscle contractures.
  • Pituitary cancer, childhood: Cancer (malignant) of the pituitary gland in children. The pituitary gland produces various hormones and some pituitary tumors (functioning tumors) can affect the secretion of one or more of these hormones resulting in a range of symptoms depending on the exact location of the tumor. Some pituitary tumors do not affect hormone production (nonfunctioning tumors).
  • Pituitary tumors, adult: A benign or cancer tumor that develops in the tissue of the pituitary gland in adults. The pituitary gland produces various hormones and some pituitary tumors (functioning tumors) can affect the secretion of one or more of these hormones resulting in a range of symptoms depending on the exact location of the tumor. Some pituitary tumors do not affect hormone production (nonfunctioning tumors).
  • Poikiloderma of Kindler: A rare disorder characterized by fragile skin which blisters easily even after a mild trauma as well as photosensitivity and striated skin pigmentation (diffuse poikiloderma striate.
  • Poikilodermatomyositis -- mental retardation: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by mental retardation , muscle inflammation and weakness and pigmentation abnormalities.
  • Poor healing: When a wound takes a prolonged time to heal
  • Porphyria cutanea tarda, familial type: A rare metabolic condition involving a deficiency of the enzyme uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase.
  • Porphyria cutanea tarda, sporadic type: A rare metabolic condition involving a deficiency of the enzyme uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase in the liver only. Type II involves a deficiency of the same enzymes activity in various tissues throughout the body.
  • Progeria: A rare fatal genetic disorder characterized by extremely premature aging.
  • Progeria short stature pigmented nevi: A very rare inherited disorder characterized by premature aging, short stature, and immune system deficiency. The type and severity of symptoms is variable.
  • Progressive neurodegeneration -- joint laxity -- cataract: A rare syndrome caused by an enzyme deficiency (Delta-1-pyrroline 5-carboxylate synthetase).
  • Pseudoprogeria syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by absent eyelashes and eyebrows as well a mental retardation.
  • Rambaud-Galian syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized by the progressive deposition of a substance called hyaline in blood vessels of the digestive tract and kidneys. Calcification of the brain is also present.
  • Rapp-Hodgkin syndrome: A rare genetic multi-system disorder characterized by skin, teeth, hair and/or nail abnormalities, reduced ability to sweat and oral clefts.
  • Rieger anomaly -- partial lipodystrophy: A very rare disorder characterized by short stature, low birth weight and loss of skin fat. SHORT is an acronym for short stature, hyperextensible joints and/or hernia, ocular depression, Reiger anomaly and teething delay. Additional symptoms are also variably present.
  • Rombo syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by hair anomalies and skin problems.
  • Sequeiros-Sack syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by nail abnormality, thin skin and sparse scalp hair.
  • Shprintzen-Golberg craniosynostosis: A very rare syndrome characterized by premature fusion of skull bones and a Marfanoid appearance, skeletal anomalies and learning problems.
  • Skeletal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skeletal system such as the bones.
  • Skin conditions: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin pain: Pain affecting the skin.
  • Skin problems: Any condition that affects the skin
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Skin texture changes: Changes to skin texture or consistency.
  • Skin thinning: The thinning of the skin
  • Skin turgor, decreased: The occurrence of a decrease in the skin turgor
  • Spastic paraplegia -- neuropathy -- poikiloderma: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by progressive stiffness and weakness of the legs, peripheral nerve degeneration and a skin disorder called poikiloderma. The eyelashes and eyebrows are usually gone by the age of three.
  • Stoll-Alembik-Finck syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by muscle, skin, sweating, tooth and facial abnormalities.
  • Stuve-Wiedemann dysplasia: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by short stature, bowed long bones and permanent flexion of fingers.
  • Stuve-Wiedemann syndrome: A rare syndrome characterized mainly by short stature, bowed long bones and permanent flexion of fingers.
  • Thin skin: A condition which is characterized by skin which is thin
  • Thyroid symptoms: Symptoms affecting the thyroid gland
  • Tricho odonto onycho dermal syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized by hair, tooth, nail and skin abnormalities.
  • Variegate porphyria: A rare metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of a certain enzyme which results in a build-up in the body of porphyrins or their precursors. This form of hepatic porphyria causes the sufferer to have acute attacks as well as skin sensitivity.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body
  • Xylosylprotein 4-beta-galactosyltransferase (XGPT) deficiency: A variant of the connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos. It is caused by a deficiency of galactosyltransferase I.

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