July 28, 2013: Rett syndrome, originally termed as cerebroatrophic hyperammonemia, is a neurodevelopmental disorder of the grey matter of the brain that almost exclusively affects females but has also been found in male patients. The clinical features include small hands and feet and a deceleration of the rate of head growth (including microcephaly in some). Repetitive stereotyped hand movements, such as wringing and/or repeatedly putting hands into the mouth, are also noted.
Image of boy holding his feet. Can you catch Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Syndrome twice?
September 15, 2013: Peutz–Jeghers syndrome, also known as hereditary intestinal polyposis syndrome, is an autosomal dominant genetic disease characterized by the development of benign hamartomatous polyps in the gastrointestinal tract and hyperpigmented macules on the lips and oral mucosa. Mucocutaneous lesions causing patches of hyperpigmentation in the mouth and on the hands and feet. The oral pigmentations are the first on the body to appear, and play an important part in early diagnosis.
Reye’s syndrome is a rare condition that strikes without warning. It most often affects children ages 4 to 12 who are recovering from a viral infection.
Seventeen year old Heather Purdham was diagnosed with hypermobility syndrome and advised to give up Art, after she was unable to grip a paintbrush without suffering from excruciating pain. While her arm was in a sling she began experimenting with other techniques including painting with her other hand, fingers, feet and mouth and, in less than a year, taught herself to paint with her mouth. Heather went on to achieve an A* in A Level Art (the top grade).
Common symptoms of folate deficiency include diarrhea, macrocytic ( B-12) anemia with weakness or shortness of breath, nerve damage with weakness and limb numbness (peripheral neuropathy), pregnancy complications, mental confusion, forgetfulness or other cognitive declines, mental depression, sore or swollen tongue, peptic or mouth ulcers, headaches, heart palpitations, irritability, and behavioral disorders.
Gastroparesis can be thought of as a semi-paralysis of the GI tract. Peristalsis is the movement of food down the GI tract: After you swallow food, it moves from the mouth to the esophagus to the…
Drawing of the outline of a body showing the nervous system with descriptions of each of the four types of nerves. Cranial nerves go from your brain to your eyes, mouth, ears, and other parts of your head. Central nerves are in your brain and spinal cord. Peripheral nerves go from your spinal cord to your arms, hands, legs, and feet. Autonomic nerves go from your spinal cord to your lungs, heart, stomach, intestines, bladder, and sex organs.
‘Dark genome’ is involved in Rett Syndrome, originally termed as cerebroatrophic hyperammonemia. Neurodevelopmental disorder of the grey matter of the brain that almost exclusively affects females but has also been found in male patients. Clinical features include small hands and feet and a deceleration of the rate of head growth (including microcephaly in some). Repetitive stereotyped hand movements, such as wringing and/or repeatedly putting hands into the mouth, are also noted.