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Glossary for Camurati-Engelmann Disease

  • Blindness: The inability to see out of the eyes
  • Bone conditions: Conditions that affect the bones
  • Deafness: Inability to hear sounds.
  • Dysplasia: Disordered growth in epithelium, typified by a loss in uniformity and normal architecture of the cells.
  • Flat foot: This is a condition where there has been a loss of one or more of the arches of the foot causing the foot to be flattened
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hypopituitarism: A disorder caused by reduced pituitary hormone levels. Hormones produce by the pituitary gland produces growth hormones, prolactin, thyroid stimulating hormone, antidiuretic hormone and others.
  • Limb conditions: Medical conditions affecting the upper or lower limbs.
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Ribbing syndrome: An inherited syndrome characterized patches of increased bone density in the shafts of one or more long bones. The shin and thigh bone are the most common bones affected. The condition is often asymptomatic.
  • Sclerosis: The induration or hardening of tissues
  • Scoliosis: Sideways curvature of the spine


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