Appendicitis: is surgery always necessary?
The word "appendicitis" we hear quite often. In childhood, parents and teachers tell us about him, doctors check us for his presence or absence. And at times, one of the…

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Parasites: easy to catch, easy to drive away
Do not fry the barbecue. Sushi made from stale fish was served in a cafe. Swam in the pool with a dubious reputation. The kids kissed the country cats and…

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Nine Curious Facts About Diabetes
It would seem that only today is not known to patients about diabetes - one of the most common diseases of our time? Mainly due to the efforts of the…

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Shire Human Genetic

When the janitor enzyme doesn’t work

Hunter syndrome, or why an enzyme
Hunter Syndrome (Gunther) is a rare, life-threatening genetic disease resulting from a deficiency of enzymes that control the removal of toxins. This leads to the accumulation of protein-carbohydrate complexes and fats in the cells, i.e. accumulated toxins slowly poison the body. Gradually, the child’s bones become deformed and internal organs become inflamed. He is degrading and dying.

The medical name for this disease is mucopolysaccharidosis type II (mucopolysaccharidosis type II) or MPS II.

What is gargoyleism

Hunter syndrome is a hereditary disease, the type of inheritance is X-linked recessive (i.e., lesion occurs only in boys). The first signs of the disease appear in 2 to 4 years. Prior to this, expressed clinical manifestations were not observed, with the exception of noisy breathing in infants due to obstruction of the upper respiratory tract, repeated rhinitis, inguinal and umbilical hernias. Continue reading

Secret alcoholic: find and neutralize
There is no such thing as “hidden” or “secret” alcoholism in medicine. But increasingly, psychologists and ordinary people use it in relation to people who abuse alcohol and, for various…

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Year 2013: is tuberculosis curable?
Can tuberculosis be cured in the second decade of the 21st century? What is the most common infection today? Is the prevalence of this disease increasing or decreasing? These and…

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Amenorrhea, or "It doesn’t start with me!"
The nightmare of any woman who did not plan to get pregnant is the situation “It doesn’t start for me!”. The situation becomes even stranger if in the previous months…

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The government wants to limit the advertising and sale of dietary supplements
The government is developing a bill to restrict the advertising of dietary supplements, which fools pensioners and forces them to buy drugs instead. So, according to opinion polls, 60% of…

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