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  • Abetalipoproteinemia: A rare disorder involving abnormalities in fat metabolism. The resulting insufficiency of fats and vitamins affect the normal development and function of the body.
  • Agenesis of the corpus callosum: Congenital absence of connective part of the brain.
  • Holoprosencephaly: A rare disorder where abnormalities of the fetal forebrain development lead to various birth defects.
  • Hyperglycemia: High levels of glucose in the blood
  • Hyperthyroidism: Too much thyroid hormone production.
  • Hypocalcemia: Low levels of calcium in the blood
  • Hypoglycemia: Low blood sugar level
  • Hypoparathyroidism: A condition where the parathyroid glands don't produce enough parathyroid hormone for normal body functioning. The primary function of these hormones is to regulate body calcium levels.
  • Joubert Syndrome: A rare neurological disorder where there is a defect in the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance.
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Muscle conditions: Any condition that affects the muscles of the body
  • Musculoskeletal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system of bones, muscles and related structures.
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuroacanthocytosis: An autosomal recessive syndrome characterized by tics, chorea, and personality changes
  • Propionic Acidemia: A condition which is characterized by the excess of propionic acid and glycine in the blood resulting in acidaemia
  • Rheumatic fever: An inflammatory disorder that can occur as a complication of untreated streptococcal bacterial infection such as strep throat or scarlet fever. The condition may affect the brain, skin, heart and joints.


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