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Group of connective tissue disorders characterized by imperfect skeletal development.
Characterized by multiple, sometimes disfiguring benign tumors of the Schwann cells that surround nervee fibers.
High blood cholesterol may lead to atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular problems
Degenerative brain disorder is characterized by chorea progressing to severe dementia and death by age 55.
Sickle cell anemia:
Blood disorder in which abnormal hemoglobin is produced, causing RBCs to deform into a sickle shape
Group of inherited hemoglobin disorders characterized by production of hypochromic, abnormal RBCs.
Condition is characterized by excessive secretion of thick mucus and concentrated sweat, often causing obstruction of the gastrointestinal tract.
Fatal condition in which abnormal lipids accumulate in the brain and cause tissue damage; leads to death by age 4.
Excess of phenylketone in the urine is caused by accumulation of phenylalanine in the tissues.
Lack of the dark brown pigment melanin in the skin and eyes results in vision problems.
Severe combined immune deficiency (SCID):
Failure of the lymphocytes to develop properly causes failure of the immune system's defense of the body
Group of blood clotting disorders.
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD):
Muscle disorder is characterized by progressive atrophy of skeletal muscle without nerve involvement
Red-Green color blindness:
inability to distinguish red and green light results from a deficiency of photopigments in the cone cells of the retina
Fragile X syndrome:
Form of albinism in which the pigmented layers of the eyeball lack melanin
Inherited insensitivity to androgens resulting in reduced effects of these hormones.
One form of a congenital deformity in which the skull fails to develop properly
Condition which causes blindness.
characterized by mental retardation and multiple structural defects.
characterized by long legs, enlarged breasts, low intelligence, small testes, sterility, and chronic pulmonary disease.
Characterized by immaturity of sex organs, webbed neck, cardiovascular defects, and learning disorders.
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