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Glossary for Xanthine oxidase deficiency type II

  • Congenital conditions: Any condition that you are born with such as birth defects or genetic diseases.
  • Congenital metabolic disorders: Congenital (birth) defects affecting any metabolic systems.
  • Duodenal ulcer: A peptic ulcer is erosion in the lining of the stomach or duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). The word "peptic" refers to pepsin, a stomach enzyme that breaks down proteins. If a peptic ulcer is located in the stomach it is called a gastric ulcer.
  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Jacobs syndrome: A very rare syndrome characterized mainly by heart inflammation (pericardium), joint disease and permanent finger flexion. The number of joints affected is variable.
  • Kidney failure: Total failure of the kidneys to filter waste
  • Metabolic disorders: Disorders that affect the metabolic system in human
  • Myopathy: General name for any disease of the muscles.
  • No symptoms: The absence of noticable symptoms.
  • Renal calculi: Kidney stones are solid deposits of salts (e.g calcium) from the urine. These deposits can impair the passage of urine that has the potential to result in infection and kidney damage or failure in severe cases.
  • Xanthinuria: A hereditary condition that is characterised by a disorder of purine metabolism

 

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