10 responses

  1. mio
    October 28, 2012

    I would like to use some information as a reference, I will site the references.


  2. tom
    June 27, 2013

    This is why I question that AIDS is caused by HIV. AIDS is a syndrome. They say that there are 17 different diseases; in a syndrome there is no single underlying cause.Tom


  3. Lydia
    September 7, 2016

    Can’t help but think that’s wrong.
    Downs syndrome, they know what causes that. Isn’t polycystic caused by many cysts in the ovaries that has a knock on effect on hormones weight ect.
    Seem to me that a syndrome hasn’t been classified as a disease as the pharmaceutical companies haven’t got a pill for it yet.


  4. Rachel ODonnell
    June 12, 2017

    I have AOS, Aneurysms Osteoarthritis Syndrome, which some recognize as Type 3 Loeys Dietz Syndrome. It is a connective tissue disorder, similar to Marfan Syndrome or Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. These syndromes are caused by genetic defects, or a defective gene. My defective SMAD3 gene is why I have a diagnosis of AOS, or LDS3. However, they don’t know why people have this defective gene, and there is more than one defective gene, such as my SMAD3 gene, that gives you a diagnosis of a variety of types of LDS, Marfan’s, and EDS. Also, there are variants of gene defects, too. So, although many people may have EDS, what type do they have? If it is Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, there are differences in symptoms, characteristics and how severe the syndrome is at different times in one’s life. My syndrome became more severe after 35, then again after I had ankle surgery at 45. Plus, many of our syndromes are listed in the on line rare disease archives, too. So, the answer is not just black and white. This is a very interesting and complex topic!


  5. Priscillla
    August 2, 2017

    Is cyclic vomiting syndrome a disease? I have IBS and gastritis and ulcers and so much more 🙁


  6. Robert
    July 19, 2018

    In the case of Down’s Syndrome, the old terminology for the condition included such descriptors as: ‘Mongolian Idiocy,’ ‘Mongolism,’ and ‘Mongoloid.’

    In the mid-19th Century, Dr. John Down was a leading authority on the condition. One hundred years later, it was decided to change the inappropriate terminology to something better. Even though the cause of the condition was known [trisomy, or 3 copies instead of 2, of the 21st chromosome], it was decided that Dr. Down should be recognized for his work, so it was renamed ‘Down’s Syndrome.’ There is currently a push to rename the condition ‘Trisomy 21 Anomaly.’


  7. Manojkumarpk
    May 16, 2019



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