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Vitiligo

Vitiligo

Vitiligo is a non-contagious, possibly autoimmune skin disease characterized by well-circumscribed white (depigmented) patches on the skin

Trisomy 18
Trisomy 18

Trisomy 18, known as Edwards syndrome, is a chromosomal disease caused by the presence of an additional copy of chromosome 18. This anomaly has serious consequences on prenatal development, up to the death of the fetus in utero in a high percentage

Dietary fats
Dietary fats

Fats, also called lipids, are substances found mainly in foods of animal origin but are also abundantly present in the vegetable kingdom. Which ones to prefer? What function do they have? Nutritional information and warnings

Albinism
Albinism

Albinism is a rare, non-degenerative hereditary disease, which consists in the reduced or no production of melanin, the pigment that colors the skin, hair and eyes. Since melanin plays an important role in the development of the optic nerve,

Whipple's disease
Whipple's disease

Whipple's disease or intestinal lipodystrophy is a rare infectious disease in which lipid and glycoprotein material builds up in the mucosa of the small intestine and lymphatic tissue. It is mainly a malabsorption disease

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Equivalent drugs

The equivalent drug is a medicine that has the same composition of active substances and the same pharmaceutical form as the reference medicine from which it originates.

Mercury

Mercury is a naturally occurring component in different forms and substances. The damage to health depends on the amount, duration and type of contact

Mercury
Ischemia

Ischemia

Ischemia occurs when the necessary supply of blood (and consequently oxygen) in organs or tissues, such as the brain, heart, lungs, kidneys, intestines and bone marrow, is lacking. Ischemia can be generalized or local

Jaundice

Jaundice

Jaundice refers to yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes (sclera) caused by the accumulation in the blood and tissues of a substance called bilirubin

Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma

Glioblastoma, also known as glioblastoma multiforme or grade IV astrocytoma, is a very aggressive form of cancer that affects the central nervous system, usually the brain but also the brainstem, cerebellum and spinal cord

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless Legs Syndrome, also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, is a common nervous system disease that causes the urgent and compelling need to move the legs. It can also manifest itself with unpleasant sensations in the feet

DiGeorge syndrome

DiGeorge syndrome

DiGeorge syndrome is a rare disease present from birth, caused by the loss of genes (deletion) from chromosome 22. It manifests with particular facial features and with disorders (symptoms) that include defects in the defense system of the body.