Genetic Disorders Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Diagnosis in the 21st Century

    Diagnosis in the 21st Century

    Back in 1995, a man died tragically when he was only 42 years old. The official diagnosis was liver failure from alcoholic cirrhosis. No autopsy was done. The body was cremated. No clues remained. End of story. Or was it?

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  • DiGeorge Anomaly

    DiGeorge Anomaly

    My five-year-old daughter has DiGeorge syndrome. Her T and B lymphocyte counts are normal, but she gets infections all the time — ear infections, sinus infections, pneumonia. It seems like she is always on antibiotics — sometimes the strong…

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  • Hemihypertrophy and Cancer

    Hemihypertrophy and Cancer

    Is it true that people with hemihypertrophy are more likely to get cancer?

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  • Hemihypertrophy & Hemihyperplasia

    Hemihypertrophy & Hemihyperplasia

    Hi, Dr. Greene, I’m hoping that you can help me find some information on the subject of hemihypertrophy. Like I told you in chat, my darling daughter Jemma was diagnosed at the age of 4 months. She is now…

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  • Hemihypertrophy


    What is hemihypertrophy?

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  • Dupuytren's Contracture and Plantar Fibromatosis

    Dupuytren’s Contracture and Plantar Fibromatosis

    Dr. Greene, my 14-year-old daughter Jaymie has been diagnosed with a connective tissue disorder. The disease has two names — Dupuytren’s contracture in the hands, and Plantar fibromatosis in her feet. We have been told that before she graduates…

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  • Dupuytren’s Contracture

    Dupuytren’s Contracture

    What is Dupuytren’s contracture?

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  • Grebe Syndrome

    Grebe Syndrome

    Dr. Greene, Wonderful home page! I am the editor of a chain of newspapers in South Alabama and this morning a woman came into my office with a most interesting story. Her daughter is five months pregnant and recently…

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  • Chances Of Having A Second Baby With Trisomy 13

    Chances Of Having A Second Baby With Trisomy 13

    Thank you so much for answering my question about trisomy 13. I finally understand. We were tested for our chromosomes for a translocation, and both parents were found to be normal. But what you said has me sort of…

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  • Information on Trisomy 13

    Information on Trisomy 13

    My baby boy died the day after he was born (March 22, 1997). He had trisomy 13 translocation. With that came a lot of physical defects, some being ventricular and atrial septal defects and a double outlet right ventricle….

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