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Diseases » Tumoral calcinosis » Glossary
 

Glossary for Tumoral calcinosis

  • Amyloidosis: A rare group of metabolic disorders where a protein called amyloid accumulates in body organs and tissues where it can cause damage and is potentially fatal. Symptoms depend on the organs involved. There are numerous forms of the condition: primary amyloidosis, secondary amyloidosis, hemodialysis-associated amyloidosis and familial amyloidosis.
  • Angioid streaks: Streaks that radiate out from the optic nerve head under the retina. The streaks may be red, brown or grey. The streaks resemble blood vessels and hence the term angioid. The streaks represent tiny breaks in the elastic membrane of the retina (Bruch's membrane). The anomaly is often associated with conditions such as Paget's disease, sickle cell anemia, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and pseudoxanthoma elasticum.
  • Elbow lump: A lump in the tissue of the elbow.
  • Hyperphosphataemia: An increased level of phosphate in the circulation above that which is considered normal
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Rheumatic conditions: Any condition that affects ones joints

 

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