Myelodysplastic Syndromes: Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

The term myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) encompasses a type of bone marrow cancer in which the immature blood cells are unable to mature into healthy, adult blood cells. This type of disease is usually detected in the rudimentary blood tests that we do to check that everything is going well because, in the beginning, the symptoms are not … Read more

Pierre Robin Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

The syndrome Pierre Robin (SPR), also known as Pierre Robin sequence is a genetic disorder classified into syndromes or craniofacial disorders (Arancibia, 2006). Clinically, Pierre Robin syndrome is characterized by three fundamental clinical findings: micrognathia, glossoptosis and upper airway obstruction and variable presence of cleft palate (Sridhar Reddy, 2016). Regarding the etiological origin of this pathology, the … Read more

Wolman’s Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

The Wolman disease is named after Moshe Wolman , who described in 1956, along with two other doctors,  the first case of deficiency of lysosomal acid lipase (LAL). They observed that it was characterized by a chronic diarrhea that was related to the calcification of the adrenal glands (Krivit et al., 2000). Wolman’s Disease However, little by little, more aspects of … Read more

Optic Neuromyelitis: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

The NMO (NMO), also known as Devic disease is a pathology of autoimmune,  inflammatory demyelinating which mainly affects the spinal and optical nerve terminals (Chiquete et al., 2010). At the clinical level, this disorder is characterized by the presentation of alterations related to optic neuritis and spinal myelitis, so  the signs and symptoms can range from a large neurological … Read more

Riley-Day Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

The syndrome Riley-Day , also known as familial dysautonomia, is a sensory autonomic neuropathy source  hereditary producing widespread nerve involvement resulting in an autonomic and sensory dysfunction (Axelrod, Rolnitzky, Gold von Simson,  Berlin and Kaufmann, 2012) . In addition to this denomination, this type of disease can be known as family dysautonomia, hereditary autonomous sensory neuropathy type  III (NSAH III) … Read more

Diseases of the Spine

In this article I will describe the main diseases of the spine so you can identify them and prevent them from happening again. Back pain is very common, I do not know anyone who has not suffered at least once in their life. They are usually caused by a contracture caused by poor posture. Diseases of the Spine … Read more

Pfeiffer Syndrome: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

The Pfeiffer syndrome is a rare genetic disorder c aracteriza by early fusion of the skull bones, deformations observed in the head and face. This anomaly is defined as craniosynostosis, which gives the appearance of bulging eyes. In addition, those affected manifest alterations in the hands, such as deviations in the fingers, and in the feet. It takes its name … Read more

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Symptoms, Effects and Treatment

The polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a disease of unknown etiology of endocrine and gynecological type. This causes hormonal imbalances in women of reproductive age with relatively high incidence, this being the most frequent problem in the gynecologist’s office. This syndrome, which practically all doctors now call “condition”, presents a plurality of symptoms that differ from one woman … Read more

What is Magnetic Resonance?

The magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the most commonly used technique in neurosciences for its many advantages, the main ones are that it is a noninvasive technique is magnetic resonance technique with higher spatial resolution. Being a non-invasive technique, it is not necessary to open any wound to perform it and it is also painless. Its spatial resolution allows identifying … Read more

Krabbe Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

The Krabbe disease or globoid leukodystrophy, a rare genetic disorder that affects the central nervous system, causing a deficiency in the cerebral white matter or myelin.  It is a genetic, hereditary and degenerative disorder, relatively unknown despite the fact that it is a very serious and often fatal medical condition. Krabbe Disease This type of leukodystrophy is … Read more