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
- Heart and blood vessels
Malaria – Definition
Malaria is a disease passed through the blood. It is caused by a parasite. The parasite is typically passed to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito.
Malaria – Causes
Malaria is caused by one of the following four types of parasites:
- Plasmodium falciparum
- Plasmodium vivax
- Plasmodium ovale
- Plasmodium malariae
(Lupus; SLE; Lupus, Systemic)
Lupus – Definition
Lupus is an autoimmune disease. It inflames:
- Other connective tissue and organs
It causes the immune system to make antibodies that attack the body’s healthy cells and tissue.
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