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What Does Syndrome Actually Mean?

“It is human nature to desire knowledge”

Hearing the word “syndrome” in relation to a loved one can be alarming. What does syndrome actually mean?

Syndrome is a medical term used to define a collection of medically recognised anomalies which an individual may have. Anomalies are normally described as being major or minor anomalies. Major anomalies are  those which create significant medical problems and may require surgical or medical treatment. Minor anomalies are those not commonly shared by the general population.

Individual anomalies such as a cleft plate may not mean a person has a syndrome. Additionally individual anomalies may be present in more than one syndrome.

With this information we can begin to understand why it is difficult sometimes for medical professionals to recognise a syndrome or indeed diagnose a syndrome accurately.

We hope you have found this bite size piece of knowledge informative. (Read more from source of information)

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