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ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: A Potential Complication of SCD

Epidemiological studies reveal that cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death around the world. Specifically, the prevalence of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) has steadily increased in recent years. Acute coronary syndrome (ACS), which encompasses STEMI, is one of the potential complications of sickle cell disease. It is often fatal. Cardiovascular disease represents a…

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Improving the Timely Diagnosis of ALGS by Understanding Its Characteristic Features

Congenital genetic diseases sometimes display characteristic clinical manifestations that direct physicians to conduct the necessary tests to arrive at a correct diagnosis. However, other genetic diseases may be more insidious and are diagnosed only later in life (if at all), which means the early window for the initiation of critical medical intervention is missed.  When…

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Deciphering the Links Between Sexual Dysfunction and Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis is a multisystem autoimmune disease that results in fatigable muscle weakness. There are various classes of the disease depending on its severity. In mild cases, only the extraocular muscles are involved; in severe cases, the throat and respiratory muscles are involved, leading to breathing difficulties.  Among the lesser known symptoms of myasthenia gravis…

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