POEMS Syndrome

POEMS Syndrome Meanings

POEMS syndrome is a rare variation of multiple myeloma with associated paraneoplasia. Elevated levels of vascular endothelial growth factors (VEGF) can be detected in almost all patients. What is POEMS Syndrome? POEMS syndrome is a paraneoplastic disease. The acronym POEMS stands for the English names of the symptoms polyneuropathy, endocrinopathy, M gradient, skin changes and […]

PLS

PLS Meanings

PLS stands for Papillon-Lefèvre Syndrome. Papillon -Lefèvre syndrome is a particularly rare form of ectodermal dysplasia. As part of the disease, there is severe keratinization of the skin. In addition, the affected patients suffer from periodontitis, which sets in unusually early. Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome is often referred to by the abbreviation PLS. See AbbreviationFinder for abbreviations related to […]

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis Meanings

Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is a serious and very rare lung disease that almost exclusively affects women. Due to the non-specific symptoms, the disease is usually recognized late or misdiagnosed, so that it is not always treated correctly. What is Lymphangioleiomyomatosis? Lymphangioleimyomatosis is one of the rare lung diseases. The cause is a spontaneously acquired or inherited genetic […]

Milkman Syndrome

Milkman Syndrome Meanings

Pseudo- fractures caused by osteomalacia are referred to as Milkman’s syndrome. Pseudo-fractures are features that appear in radiological examinations and appear white and band-like in the X-ray images. What is Milkman Syndrome? The pseudo-fractures of Milkman’s syndrome are not real fractures, but pathological remodeling processes in the bones, which are mostly due to osteomalacia or […]

Intrauterine Growth Retardation

Intrauterine Growth Retardation Meanings

A prenatal developmental disorder is called intrauterine growth retardation. Synonyms for intrauterine growth restriction are prenatal dystrophy and fetal hypertrophy. What is intrauterine growth restriction? Intrauterine growth retardation is usually detected during prenatal care in the second or third trimester during an ultrasound scan. A so-called fetometry is carried out with the help of ultrasound. See AbbreviationFinder for abbreviations related to […]

Cat Scratch Disease

Cat Scratch Disease Meanings

In the case of cat scratch disease, which is caused by bacteria, the pathogen enters the human organism mainly via scratch injuries of the cat. The cats themselves either do not get sick at all or only slightly. What is cat scratch disease? In poor health or a weakened immune system, for example as part of […]

Leber Congenital Amaurosis

Leber Congenital Amaurosis Meanings

Leber ‘s congenital amaurosis is a hereditary disorder of the function of the retina of the eye. A special pigment epithelium located on the retina is primarily affected by the impairment. The term disease derives from the Greek word ‘amauros’, which means something like blind or dark. Leber’s congenital amaurosis is congenital and also includes […]

Stage Fright

Stage Fright Meanings

Stage fright corresponds to a stressful situation before public appearances. The phenomenon can develop into anxiety disorders over time. If this happens, cognitive behavioral therapy helps to reassess the negatively perceived situation. What is stage fright? Patients with stage fright suffer from mental and physical symptoms. All stage fright is a temporary state of mind […]

Bone Marrow Carcinosis

Bone Marrow Carcinosis Meanings

Bone marrow carcinosis is a rare diffuse metastasis of a cancerous tumor within the bone marrow. It is a complication of bone metastases. What is bone marrow carcinosis? Bone metastases or bone marrow carcinosis are usually noticeable through pain in the back or in the limbs, but cannot be clearly assigned as they can also […]

Hypogalactia

Hypogalactia Meanings

Hypogalactia is insufficient milk production in the mammary gland of a new mother. This underproduction is often the cause of incorrect breastfeeding processes. In such a case, treatment is guidance on proper breastfeeding. What is hypogalactia? The individual symptoms of hypogalactia depend primarily on the cause. The lack of milk usually becomes noticeable as soon […]