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  1. Deficiency, alpha-1 antitrypsin Deficiency, alpha-1 antitrypsin
    Deficiency, alpha-1 antitrypsin: See: Alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency....
  2. Deficiency, alpha-galactosidase A Deficiency, alpha-galactosidase A
    Deficiency, alpha-galactosidase A: See: Fabry disease....
  3. Deficiency, ankyrin Deficiency, ankyrin
    Deficiency, ankyrin: Known also as hereditary spherocytosis (HS), this is a genetic disorder of the red blood cell membrane clinically characterized by anemia, jaundice (yellowing) and splenomegaly (enlargement of the spleen), due to deficiency of ankyrin, a protein in the membrane of the red cell. ...
  4. Deficiency, calcium Deficiency, calcium
    Deficiency, calcium: See: Calcium deficiency....
  5. Deficiency, ceruloplasmin Deficiency, ceruloplasmin
    Deficiency, ceruloplasmin: Lack of the protein ceruloplasmin from the blood and accumulation of iron in the pancreas, liver and brain, causing diabetes and progressive nervous system degeneration with the tremors and gait abnormalities characteristic of Parkinson disease. Ceruloplasmin deficiency i...
  6. Deficiency, FALDH Deficiency, FALDH
    Deficiency, FALDH : Also known as the Sjogren-Larsson syndrome, this is a genetic (inherited) disease usually characterized by a triad of clinical findings consisting of ichthyosis (thickened fish-like skin), spastic paraplegia (spasticity of the legs) and mental retardation. The skin changes in th...
  7. Deficiency, FAO Deficiency, FAO
    Deficiency, FAO: Also known as the Sjogren-Larsson syndrome, this is a genetic (inherited) disease usually characterized by a triad of clinical findings consisting of ichthyosis (thickened fish-like skin), spastic paraplegia (spasticity of the legs) and mental retardation. The skin changes in the S...
  8. Deficiency, fatty alcohol: NAD+ oxidoreductase Deficiency, fatty alcohol: NAD+ oxidoreductase
    Deficiency, fatty alcohol: NAD+ oxidoreductase: Also known as the Sjogren-Larsson syndrome, this is a genetic (inherited) disease usually characterized by a triad of clinical findings consisting of ichthyosis (thickened fish-like skin), spastic paraplegia (spasticity of the legs) and mental retardat...
  9. Deficiency, fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase Deficiency, fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase
    Deficiency, fatty aldehyde dehydrogenase: Also known as the Sjogren-Larsson syndrome, this is a genetic (inherited) disease usually characterized by a triad of clinical findings consisting of ichthyosis (thickened fish-like skin), spastic paraplegia (spasticity of the legs) and mental retardation. ...
  10. Deficiency, GALT Deficiency, GALT
    Deficiency, GALT: Lack of the enzyme called GALT (galactose-1-phosphate uridyl transferase) which causes the genetic metabolic disease galactosemia, one of the diseases in many newborn screening panels. The disease can be fatal, if undetected. If detected, it can be treated by avoiding galactose in ...
  11. Deficiency, glucocerebrosidase Deficiency, glucocerebrosidase
    Deficiency, glucocerebrosidase: Causes type 1 Gaucher disease, a progressive genetic disease due to an enzyme defect. The enzyme, glucocerebrosidase, is needed to break down the chemical glucocerebroside. The enzyme defect leads to the progressive accumulation of glucocerebroside in the spleen, li...
  12. Deficiency, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase Deficiency, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
    Deficiency, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD): Deficiency of G6PD is the commonest disease-causing enzyme defect in humans affecting an estimated 400 million people. The G6PD gene is on the X chromosome. Males with the enzyme deficiency develop anemia due to breakup of their red blood cells w...
  13. Deficiency, hex-A Deficiency, hex-A
    Deficiency, hex-A: See: Tay-Sachs disease....
  14. Deficiency, hexosaminidase A Deficiency, hexosaminidase A
    Deficiency, hexosaminidase A: See: Tay-Sachs disease....
  15. Deficiency, iron Deficiency, iron
    Deficiency, iron: The most common known form of nutritional disorder in the world, iron deficiency results in anemia because iron is necessary to make hemoglobin, key molecule in red blood cells responsible for the transport of oxygen. In iron deficiency anemia, the red cells appear abnormal and...