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Contrary to popular belief, not every case of fetal macrocephaly requires a referral to genetic counselling. In fact, a large head circumference is a relatively common symptom, without medical significance. As long as the head circumference is within normal range or slightly above the upper limit, all that is necessary is making sure there are […]

Hemochromatosis (sometimes known as “iron overload”) is a condition that causes the body to store excess iron, which leads to damage to various organs. Hemochromatosis relates to several diseases, some are inherited (genetic) while others are acquired (secondary). Some types develop during adulthood while others are neonatal (symptoms develop during infancy).   Hereditary hemochromatosis (adult […]

Hemophilia is a genetic disorder in which the blood clotting process is impaired.  In healthy people, when blood clotting is needed following an injury, various proteins become activated. These proteins are called coagulation factors. Coagulation factors are activated gradually: as soon as one protein is done with its role, the next protein comes into action, […]

Diaphragmatic hernia is a congenital defect in the diaphragm. The diaphragm is a muscle that separates the chest from the abdominal organs. It is important to distinguish between cases of diaphragmatic hernia and cases caused by diaphragm paralysis. In diaphragm paralysis, the abdominal organs are located in a higher location, but these organs will nor […]

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