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  • Case Study Of Gaucher's Disease

    on chromosome 1q21 and encompasses 11 exons. Which an individual’s body will not break down or store the fatty substances correctly. This could cause glucocerebroside to gather around the vital organs; commonly in the liver, lungs, spleen, bone marrow and in scarce cases, can even accumulate in the brain. There are three types of Gaucher’s disease. The most common of the three is type 1 Gaucher’s disease which is also referred to as non-neuropathic Gaucher’s Disease. This type is characterized by the low number of platelets in an individual’s blood. Symptoms for this type include “Easy bruising, anemia, low blood platelets, enlargement of the liver and spleen, bone disease, and in some instances lung impairment”(Beutler) this will lead bone pain, ability to break bones easily, and yellow spots in an individuals eyes, but there are no signs of that type 1 affects the brain. These symptoms can begin in early adolescence but could also be setback until adulthood, or in some cases not appear at all. Unlike type 1, type 2 does lead to extensive and increasing brain damage. Type 2 Gaucher’s disease is referred to as acute infantile neuropathic Gaucher’s disease is the most severe form of this case it can lead to fatality Like the type 1 liver and spleen enlargement are possible when an individual is three months of age. Patients diagnosed with this type of Gaucher’s also have many symptoms of type 1 but are prone to seizures and brain damage. Patients with this type 2 typically…

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  • Enlarged Spleen Essay

    What is Enlarged Spleen in Cats? Splenomegaly, or an enlarged spleen, is a symptom of another condition or disease. The enlargement is due to inflammation, which occurs due to infiltration of cells as a result of the primary condition. The primary condition that is causing the enlargement is typically related to the function of the spleen, such as filtering blood or synthesizing antibodies in the cat's body. The cat's spleen may either enlarge uniformly over the entire organ or enlarge…

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  • Basic Concept Of Qi

    Congenital Qi (先天之氣) is obtained from parents at conception, it is important for growth and development and comes from Qi inside the kidney. The latter, meanwhile, is derived from the food we eat, water we drink as well as air we breathe in. The main functions include formation of blood, distributing nutrients and regulating the metabolism (homeostasis) inside the body. Theoretically, kidney propels congenital Qi upwards, which combines with nutritional essence derived from the spleen, mixes…

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  • Anatomy And Physiology: Sickle Cell Anemia

    seen in children happens to be delayed growth and puberty. Splenic Crisis is when a person’s spleen traps the red blood cells within it that should actually be flowing in your bloodstream. This could lead to infections, which come by the spleen becoming damaged, because it is the organ that helps a person fight the infection, making it hard on someone to actually get rid of the infection. Since it is not easy to fight the infection due to the spleen becoming damaged, the infection could most…

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  • Sickle Cell Anemia Effect

    irregular shaped, “sickled” and crescent shape block the blood flow to the limbs and the organs (National Institute of Health). This is why people experience pain with this disease. There are a range of outcomes and complications that comes with this disease. Both children and adults with this disease can experience the same symptoms and many of the symptoms will stay with them throughout their lifetime. Some effects of Sickle Cell Anemia include increase risk of infections, stroke, pulmonary…

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  • Essay On Typhoid Fever

    It is about 50,000 years old (1). The disease which is called now as Typhoid was not recognized as a separate disease. Physicians used to combine it with other diseases such as bronchitis, pneumonia, and tonsillitis. In the year 1820, Gerhard, American physician, differentiated it from other fevers (5). Furthermore, in the year 1829, Dr. Louis, French physician, also separated it from other fevers, and associated the fever with the pathologic lesion in the intestines, lymph nodes and spleen. In…

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  • Pancreas Cancer Research Paper

    Furthermore, the spleen may also be removed. Total pancreatectomy Total pancreatectomy surgery is not common; but it may be considered when the pancreas is wholly affected by cancer. This surgery includes removing of the whole pancreas, spleen, gall bladder as well as other parts of the stomach, small intestine and lymph nodes. Palliative surgery Sometimes pancreas cancer disseminates to other organs quicker than it may be removed. All surgeries that may be performed for such cases are called…

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  • Crucian Carp Lab Report

    Scissors were used to the fillet from the cloaca until right below the pectoral fin, after the fillet was removed the internal anatomy of the fish was exposed. The first visible organ to be removed was the spleen which is dark red and made it easier to remove the male gonads. The first gonad was removed by cutting cleanly at both ends then the tissue at the top was moved in order to access the second gonad. The digestive tract which consists mainly of the esophagus, stomach which contained plant…

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  • Bug Bite Case Study

    For this case study, it was important to note that the patient had been experiencing these reactions after receiving a bug bite. The fact that she was located in El Salvador is also useful information. It was interesting to find out that although her symptoms were somewhat mild, others could experience far worse symptoms such as enlarged liver, spleen, and heart. These bits of information, along with the fact that she experienced fever, red skin rash, and extreme swelling around her eye, led me…

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  • Sickle Cell Essay

    (Kelly 759). When the cells sickle, they block the blood flow causing damage to the brain, heart, and other organs (758). Brain and heart damage are caused by lung disease (Harris 23). Brain damage caused by lung disease is due to lack of oxygen, and it can lead to a stroke. Blockage also accounts for many symptoms that come with Sickle Cell. It affects the kidneys, liver, spleen, penis, eyes, and ears (24). Damage to these organs has serious consequences. The kidneys no longer function that…

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