Webster's Dictionary defines a syndrome as a group of signs and symptoms that occur together and characterize a particular abnormality or condition. Another definition is a set of concurrent things, such as emotions or actions, that form an identifiable pattern. The word "syndrome" comes from the Greek words meaning running together such as a set of symptoms running together. Many syndromes are named after a person that has first publkished the set of symptoms or findings.

Prader–Willi Syndrome

Prader-Willi syndrome is a syndrome characterized clinically by the following symptoms: hypotonia, hypogonadism, and extreme obesity. It was first described by Prader, Labhardt and Willi in 1956 on the basis of nine children with the tetrad of small stature, mental retardation, obesity and small hands and feet. ... read more »

Down Syndrome Risk Calculator

This calculator will let you know your own personalized risk for carrying a baby with Down Syndrome based on your age. ... read more »

Down Syndrome (Trisomy 21)

Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by a duplication chromosome. Patients with Down syndrome have two copies of chromosome 21 so they are born with 47 chromosomes as opposed to the normal 46. ... read more »

Eponyms or Syndromes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

According to the Webster dictionary, an eponym is a word or words derived from the proper name of a person or place. ... read more »

Klinefelter Syndome 47, XXY

What is Klinefelter syndrome? Klinefelter syndrome is a set of symptoms named after Dr. Harry Fitch Klinefelter, Jr. who was an American rheumatologist and endocrinologist. ... read more »

Reye's Syndrome

Reye's Syndrome is not an infection; rather, it is an illness that affects some children after a viral infection. Clinical studies have linked Reye's Syndrome with aspirin. ... read more »

Bloom Syndrome

Bloom Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder first recognized and described by Dr. David Bloom. Another name for Bloom Syndrome is Bloom-Torre-Machacek Syndrome. ... read more »

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Antiphospholipid syndrome, also referred to as Hughes syndrome, is a condition of the immune system that causes blood clotting and other complications. ... read more »

Proteus Syndrome

Hans-Rudolph Wiedemann is the pediatrician that discovered Wiedemann syndrome, later called Proteus Syndrome. ... read more »

Ambras Syndrome

Ambras syndrome, also known as hypertrichosis, is associated withexcessive hair growth. There are two types of Ambras syndrome 'congenital and acquired. ... read more »