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Canavan Disease

The parents of an individual with this disease usually each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. The affected gene is called ASPA, which provides instructions to make the enzyme aspartoacylase. This disease is more common in individuals with...

Cerebral Palsy (CP)

The word "cerebral" refers to the brain, and "palsy" to difficulty controlling movement. Cerebral palsy is neither progressive nor communicable. Although it is not curable, medical and therapy intervention can help. Depending on which part of the brain has been injured, different areas of the body...

Cerebrotendinous Xanthomatosis

The parents of an individual with this disease usually each carry one copy of the mutated gene, but do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. The affected gene is called CYP27A1, which provides instructions for producing an enzyme called sterol 27-hydroxylase. Mutations in sterol 27...

Chronic Abdominal Pain

Chronic abdominal pain is persistent abdominal (stomach or belly) pain that causes constant or recurring bouts of discomfort for at least three months

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) can develop suddenly and last for years. It is characterized by intense fatigue, and its symptoms can worsen with mental or physical activity.

Chronic Headaches or Migraines

Chronic daily headaches are defined as tension-type headaches or migraines that occur more than 15 days a month. Chronic headaches or migraines can be caused by a number of factors.

Chronic Pain after Injury or Surgery

Chronic pain after injury or surgery is considered rare. However, it can still develop. This is true for patients of any age, including adults or children.

Communication / Speech / Language Disorders

These delays and disorders range from simple sound substitutions to the inability to understand or use language or use the oral-motor mechanism for functional speech and feeding. Some causes of speech and language disorders include hearing loss, neurological disorders, brain injury, intellectual...

Concussion

Your brain is a soft organ that is surrounded by spinal fluid and protected by the hard skull. If your head or your body is hit hard, your brain can crash into your skull and be injured. The brain can also be injured if the soft brain gets stretched or shaken due to forces to the head or body. A...