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Genetics Home Reference: hyaline fibromatosis syndrome

Hyaline fibromatosis syndrome is a disorder in which a clear (hyaline) substance abnormally accumulates in body tissues. This disorder affects many areas of the body, including the skin, joints, bones, and internal organs. The severity of the signs and symptoms of hyaline fibromatosis syndrome fall along a spectrum. In more severe cases (previously diagnosed as… Read More »

Genetics Home Reference: PACS1 syndrome

Dutta AK. Schuurs-Hoeijmakers syndrome in a patient from India. Am J Med Genet A. 2019 Jan 28. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.61058. [Epub ahead of print] Gadzicki D, Döcker D, Schubach M, Menzel M, Schmorl B, Stellmer F, Biskup S, Bartholdi D. Expanding the phenotype of a recurrent de novo variant in PACS1 causing intellectual disability. Clin Genet.… Read More »

MPs act after heart attacks hit close to home

The impact of heart disease is up close and personal for key politicians today throwing their support behind a national screening program. Opposition leader Bill Shorten’s father suffered a fatal heart attack; the brother of his health spokeswoman Catherine King is currently recovering from a heart attack; and Health Minister Greg Hunt’s uncle was also… Read More »