SARS in children: how to avoid colds
With the onset of the “cold season”, every resident of a megacity inevitably raises the question of the prevention of acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) and other airborne infections. Being…

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What mental diseases are inherited
Are mental diseases inherited? This question worries many parents. After all, it is very scary to “reward” your child with a mental disorder. How are mental illnesses transmitted? The fact…

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Tonsil hypertrophy
Hypertrophy, or, more simply, enlarged tonsils is quite common in children under 10–12 years old. Adults suffer from this pathology much less often. Before we talk about hypertrophy of the…

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Unusual Diseases: Aarskog Syndrome

Aarskog syndrome, also known as Aaskorg – Scott syndrome, or faciesigiogenital dysplasia, is a very rare hereditary disease: it occurs in one person in a million. It manifests itself with pathological changes of the face, bones, genitals. Mainly men suffer from this disease, women are carriers of this pathology, and in them it can manifest only in a mild form. Continue reading

What is Klinefelter syndrome?

Klinefelter syndrome is a genetic pathology of men, based on endocrine disorders caused by additional female chromosomes in the set of sex chromosomes. This is a fairly common genetic disease. According to statistics, 0.2% of men are susceptible to it, and among endocrine disorders, Klinefelter syndrome ranks third (diabetes mellitus in the first place, and thyrotoxicosis in the second). But according to the same statistics, only 50% of cases are diagnosed. Continue reading

Gaucher disease

A rare hereditary disease, characterized by the fact that the patient in the cells of bones and internal organs accumulate fats of a certain type – glucocerebrosides. Gaucher disease is a rare disease, it occurs in one of 40–100 thousand. But in closed ethnic communities in which kinship marriages are common, there may be an order of magnitude more cases.
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Rubella and pregnancy: what is the danger?
Despite the fact that rubella is a so-called childhood infection and children up to 8–9 years old are susceptible to it, adults also suffer from the disease. They, unlike children,…

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Chest pain is not a heart problem
If there is pain in the chest, then the first thing we suspect is heart pain. However, doctors say that about 25% of patients referring to them for alleged heart…

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