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Glossary for Albers-Schonberg disease -- intermediate form

  • Anemia: Reduced ability of blood to carry oxygen from various possible causes.
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Bone pain: Bone pain or tenderness is aching or other discomfort in one or more bones.
  • Breast Cancer: Cancer of the breast.
  • Dysosteosclerosis: A rare inherited condition characterized by bone development abnormalities (excessive hardening of bone and flattened vertebrae), characteristic facial features. Excessive bone growth at the base of the skull can damage the optic nerves and affect vision.
  • Erdheim-Chester Disease: A condition which is defined as a non langerhans cell histiocytosis
  • Fluorosis: Excessive fluoride in the body
  • Fractures: Fracture of a bone; also "broken bone".
  • Hemangioma: A condition which is characterized by a benign tumour cause by newly formed blood vessels
  • Hyperparathyroidism: Increased secretion of parathyroid hormone from the parathyroid glands.
  • Mastocytosis: A disorder where excessive amounts of mast cells proliferate in organs such as the skin, liver, bone, spleen and gastrointestinal tract. Mast cells occur in connective tissue and defend the body against disease by releasing histamine to stimulate the immune system.
  • Melorheostosis: A rare bone disorder involving overgrowth of the outer layer of bone in a linear pattern similar to wax dripping down the side of a candle. Usually one or more bones of a limb are affected.
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Myelofibrosis: A rare condition where progressive scarring or fibrosis of the bone marrow impairs it's ability to make blood cells causing symptoms such as anemia and liver and spleen enlargement.
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: A type of lymphoma, a cancer affecting lymph nodes and the immune system.
  • Optic atrophy: Dysfunction of the optic nerve which results in impaired vision. The disorder may be congenital or acquired. The rate and degree of atrophy is greatly variable depending on the cause.
  • Osteomyelitis: A bone inflammation caused by bacteria. The inflammation usually originates in another part of the body and is transported to the bone via the blood.
  • Osteopoikilosis: A rare genetic bone disorder characterized by small areas of denser than normal bone which normally produces no symptoms.
  • Osteosclerosis with ichtyhosis and premature ovarian failure:
  • POEMS syndrome: A very rare disorder that has widespread effects on the body: P - polyneuropathy, O - organopathy, E - endocrinopathy, M - monoclonal gammopathy, S - skin changes.
  • Paget's disease of bone: A chronic, slowly progressing bone disorder where the bone is destroyed rapidly and replaced by abnormal bone which is dense and fragile.
  • Prostate Cancer: Cancer of the prostate.
  • Protruding forehead: Protruding forehead is a forehead that sticks out more than average.
  • Pyknodysostosis: A condition which is characterized by a hereditary syndrome of short stature, osteoporosis, and skeletal abnormalities
  • Sclerosteosis: A rare genetic disorder characterized by syndactyly and thickening and overgrowth of bone.


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