CHARGE Syndrome

CHARGE syndrome is a complex genetic condition, which affects multiple systems in the body and sensory systems. It is the leading genetic cause of deafblindness worldwide, occurring in approximately 1 in 10,000 births. CHARGE syndrome is most often caused by...

Lysosomal Storage Disorders

Lysosomal storage disorders (LSDs) are a group of about 50 genetic diseases caused by defects in lysosomal proteins or lysosomal related-proteins, which results in dysfunction of lysosomes. Most LSDs are caused by the genetic absence of a single catabolic enzyme,...

Niemann-Pick Disease

Niemann-Pick disease (NPD) is a group of rare metabolic disorders in which harmful quantities of a fatty substance (lipids) accumulate in the spleen, liver, lungs, bone marrow, and brain. Symptoms may include lack of muscle coordination, brain degeneration, learning...

Severe Malignant Osteopetrosis

Osteopetrosis refers to a group of rare, inherited skeletal disorders characterized by increased bone density and abnormal bone growth. Symptoms and severity can vary greatly, ranging from neonatal onset with life-threatening complications (such as bone marrow...

Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Chronic granulomatous disease (CGD) is a rare, inherited immunodeficiency that affects certain white blood cells. People with this condition have immune systems that do not function properly, leaving the body vulnerable to chronic inflammation and frequent bacterial...

Gaucher Disease

Gaucher disease (GD) is a genetic disorder in which glucocerebroside (a sphingolipid, also known as glucosylceramide) accumulates in cells and certain organs. The disorder is characterized by bruising, fatigue, anemia, low blood platelet count and enlargement of the...
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