Marfan Syndrome

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Marfan Syndrome – Definition

Marfan syndrome is a rare disorder. It causes a defect in the body’s connective tissue. This tissue is common throughout the body. It holds the body together and supports many of its structures. As a result Marfan syndrome affects many organ systems, including:

  • Skeleton — particularly joints
  • Lungs
  • Eyes
  • Heart and blood vessels

Hyperhidrosis

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(Excessive Sweating)

Hyperhidrosis – Definition

Hyperhidrosis is excessive sweating. It can be an embarrassing and serious problem. It can affect social, professional, and intimate relationships.

The sweating may be in just one area. It is most common in the palms of the hands, soles of the feet, or armpits. In some cases the sweating can also affect the entire body. Hyperhidrosis is divided into two categories:

  • Primary hyperhidrosis — has no known cause
  • Secondary hyperhidrosis — caused by an underlying condition

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma — Adult

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(Hodgkin’s Disease—Adult)

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma – Adult – Definition

Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system drains excess fluid from the blood and protects against infection. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is different from other forms of lymphoma.

Cancer occurs when cells in the body (in this case a type of white blood cell called lymphocyte) divide without control or order. If cells keep dividing uncontrollably when new cells are not needed, a mass of tissue forms, called a growth or tumor. The term cancer refers to malignant tumors, which can invade nearby tissue and can spread to other parts of the body. A benign tumor does not invade or spread.