Genetics of interstitial lung disease

Genetics of interstitial lung disease   What is interstitial lung disease? Interstitial (pronounced as in-tur-STISH-ul) lung disease (ILD) describes a large group of disorders. Most of these diseases cause scarring of lung tissue that can get worse over time. The scarring affects your ability to breathe and get enough oxygen Read more…

Genetics of Juvenile Arthritis (JIA)

Genetics of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis  What is Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis?  Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) is a type of arthritis caused by the body’s immune system mistakenly attacking joint cells. This autoimmune disorder is found in children under the age of 16. It can affect any joint, and in severe cases, Read more…

Genetics of PHACE Syndrome

Genetics of PHACE Syndrome and Evaluating Its Causes.   What is PHACE Syndrome?  PHACE Syndrome is  a rare medical condition that affects the brain and skin in babies and young kids. PHACE is named after the first letter of each feature that defines this condition. PHACE features can be different for Read more…