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Biochem disorders

Adenosine Deaminase Deficiency
Adenosine to inosine
Excess ATP
Inhibition of Ribonucleotide Reductase
Prevents DNA synthesis
Decreases B Cells and T Cells
Major cause of SCID
1 min
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Disease
Pathophysiology
Faulty Collagen Synthesis
Autosomal Dominant or Recessive
Various Severities
Signs and Symptoms
Hypermobile Joints
Hyperextensible Skin
Easy Bruising/Bleeding
Berry (Saccular) Aneurysm
Considerations
Beighton Criteria
2 mins
Osteogenesis Imperfecta
Pathophysiology
Autosomal Dominant
Decreased Type I Collagen Production
Symptoms
Phenotypically Diverse
Brittle Bone Disease
Fractures from Minimal Trauma
Confused with Child Abuse
Hearing Loss
Dental Imperfections
Blue Sclera
1 min
Marfan Syndrome
Mechanism
Fibrillin-1 Mutation
Symptoms
Autosomal Dominant
Tall
Arachnodactyly
Pectus Excavatum
Hypermobile Joints
Aortic Aneurysm And Dissection
Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP)
Subluxation of Lens (Superior)
2 mins
Lesch-Nyhan Syndrome
X-linked Recessive
Absence of HGPRT
Hypoxanthine to IMP
Guanine to GMP
Excess uric acid
Gout
Retardation
Self-mutilation
Choreoathetosis
PRPP is increased
2 mins
Hunter Syndrome
Pathophysiology
X-linked Recessive
Mucopolysaccharidoses
Iduronate Sulfatase Deficiency
Increased Dermatan Sulfate
Increased Heparan Sulfate
Signs and Symptoms
No Corneal Clouding
Aggressive Behavior
1 min
Hurler Syndrome
Pathophysiology
Autosomal Recessive
Mucopolysaccharidoses
Alpha-L-Iduronidase Deficiency
Increased Heparan Sulfate
Increased Dermatan Sulfate
Signs and Symptoms
Hepatosplenomegaly
Developmental Delay
Gargoylism
Corneal Clouding
Airway Obstruction
2 mins
Muscular Dystrophy
Mechanism
X-linked Recessive
Signs and Symptoms
Muscle Weakness
Motor Problems
Gower Sign
Large Calves
Waddling Gait
Loss of Ambulation
Consideration
Cardiac and Respiratory Failure
2 mins
Myotonic Dystrophy
Pathophysiology
Autosomal Dominant
Trinucleotide Repeat
CTG
Signs and Symptoms
Facial Muscle Weakness
Frontal Balding
Sustained Grip
Conduction Defects
Cataracts
Selective Atrophy of Type 1 Fibers
Testicular Atrophy
2 mins
Fragile X
Pathophysiology
Trinucleotide Repeat
CGG Repeats
FMR1 Gene
X-linked Dominant
Signs and Symptoms
Developmental Delay
Autism
Large Ears
Large Jaw
Long Face
Macroorchidism
2 mins
Down Syndrome
Pathophysiology
Trisomy 21
Meiotic Nondisjunction
Signs and Symptoms
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
Simian Crease
Flat Facies
Duodenal Atresia
Hirschsprung's Disease
Septum Primum Type ASD
Endocardial Cushion Defects
Prominent Epicanthal Folds
Increased Risk of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
Alzheimer's Disease
2 mins
Edwards Syndrome
Pathophysiology
Trisomy 18
Signs and Symptoms
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
Rocker Bottom Feet
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
Clenched Hands
Overlapping Fingers
Low-Set Ears
Micrognathia
Prominent Occiput
Omphalocele
Meckel's Diverticulum
Horseshoe Kidney
Malrotation of Intestines
2 mins
Patau's Syndrome
Trisomy 13
Severe Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
Microcephaly
Holoprosencephaly
Microphthalmia
Polydactyly
Cleft lip/cleft palate
Rocker bottom feet
Cystic kidneys
Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)
2 mins
Cri Du Chat
Pathophysiology
Congenital Deletion of Short Arm of Chromosome 5p
Signs and Symptoms
High Pitched Cry/Mewing
Microcephaly
Hypotonia
Difficulty Sucking and Swallowing
Epicanthal Folds
Widely Spaced Eyes
Wide & Flat Nasal Bridge
High Arched Palate
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
Cardiac Abnormalities
2 mins
Williams Syndrome
Pathophysiology
Microdeletion Of Long Arm Of Chromosome 7
Elastin Gene
Signs and Symptoms
Elfin Facies
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
Extreme Friendliness With Strangers
Well Developed Verbal Skills
Cardiovascular Problems
Hypercalcemia
Increased Sensitivity To Vitamin D
2 mins
Kwashiorkor
Protein Deficiency
Swollen Belly
MEALS
Malnutrition
Edema
Anemia
Liver Malfunction
Skin Lesions
2 mins
Marasmus
Deficiency of all Nutrients
Body Weight < 60% of Normal
Tissue and Muscle Wasting
Loss of Subcutaneous Fat (Buttocks and Thighs)
Variable Edema
2 mins
Phenylketonuria (PKU)
Pathophysiology
Decreased phenylalanine hydroxylase
Decreased tetrahydrobiopterin cofactor
Autosomal Recessive
Tyrosine Becomes Essential
Phenylalanine found in Nutrasweet
Symptoms
Musty or mousy body odor
Growth retardation
Seizures
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
Hypopigmentation
2 mins
Maternal Phenylketonuria
Pathophysiology
Lack of Proper Diet During Pregnancy; Like NutraSweet
Signs and Symptoms
Congenital Heart Defects
Growth Retardation
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
Microcephaly
1 min
Maple Syrup Urine Disease
Pathophysiology
Defect in alpha ketoacid dehydrogenase
Blocked degradation of branched chain amino acids
Leucine
Isoleucine
Valine
Signs and Symptoms
Seizures
Intellectual Disability (Mental Retardation)
1 min

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