disability awareness

Busting the Autism Stereotypes

As with anyone with a physical or mental disturbance, autistic folks handle a large vary of reactions from others, from full support to uncaring ignorance. sadly, even those that support autistic relations, co-workers, and friends might not perceive autism fine. This results in stereotypes, which may lead to emotion, embarrassment, or different sad things. By […] Read more…

Congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus)

I have never heard about  congenital CMV (cytomegalovirus) until someone posted about it on my Facebook Page’s wall from me writing about Hearing Loss. So being that I never knew about it, I knew others didn’t know about it either. So I had to know more about it and write this post. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a […] Read more…

Z is for ZOLLINGER ELLISON SYNDROME (#AtoZChallenge)

Zollinger-Ellison syndrome (ZES) is characterized by the development of a tumor (gastrinoma) or tumors that secrete excessive levels of gastrin, a hormone that stimulates production of acid by the stomach. Many affected individuals develop multiple gastrinomas, which are thought to have the potential to be cancerous (malignant). In most cases, the tumors arise within the […] Read more…

Y is for YUNIS VARON SYNDROME (#AtoZChallenge)

Yunis-Varon syndrome is an extremely rare genetic multisystem disorder with defects affecting the skeletal system, ectodermal tissue (hair and teeth); and cardiorespiratory (i.e., heart and lungs) systems. It is characterized by large fontanelles, clavicular hypoplasia, characteristic facial features and/or abnormalities of fingers and toes. Characteristic features may include microcephaly, ear abnormalities, anteverted nares, midfacial hypoplasia, […] Read more…

X is for XYY SYNDROME (#AtoZChallenge)

XYY syndrome is a rare chromosomal disorder that affects males. It is caused by the presence of an extra Y chromosome. Males normally have one X and one Y chromosome. However, individuals with this syndrome have one X and two Y chromosomes. Affected individuals are usually very tall. Many experience severe acne during adolescence. Additional […] Read more…

W is for WYBURN MASON SYNDROME (#AtoZChallenge)

Wyburn-Mason syndrome is an extremely rare nonhereditary disorder that is present at birth (congenital). Affected infants have arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), which are developmental abnormalities affecting the blood vessels, specifically the arteries, veins and capillaries. Arteries typically carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to body cells, while veins transport oxygen-deficient blood to the heart and lungs […] Read more…

V is for VOGT-KOYANAGI-HARADA DISEASE (#AtoZChallenge)

Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada disease is a rare disorder of unknown origin that affects many body systems, including as the eyes, ears, skin, and the covering of the brain and spinal cord (the meninges). The most noticeable symptom is a rapid loss of vision. There may also be neurological signs such as severe headache, vertigo, nausea, and drowsiness. […] Read more…

U is for USHER SYNDROME (#AtoZChallenge)

Usher syndrome is a rare inherited disorder primarily characterized by deafness due to an impaired ability of the auditory nerves to transmit sensory input to the brain (sensorineual hearing loss) accompanied by retinitis pigmentosa, a disorder that causes progressive loss of vision. Researchers have identified three types of Usher syndrome and debated the existence of […] Read more…

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