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Master List of Awareness Causes and Associated Colors

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Hailey Hailey Disease

Hailey Hailey Disease Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Hailey Hailey Disease - Listed by Global Genes®
Hailey Hailey Disease is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hailey-Hailey Disease is also known as:
• Benign Chronic Familial Pemphigus
• Benign Chronic Pemphigus
• Familial Benign Pemphigus
• HHD

What is Hailey-Hailey Disease?
Hailey-Hailey Disease is a rare genetic disorder that is characterized by blisters and erosions most often affecting the neck, armpits, skin folds and genitals. The lesions may come and go and usually heal without scarring. Sunlight, heat, sweating and friction often aggravate the disorder. The symptoms of Hailey-Hailey disease occur because of the failure of skin cells to stick together resulting in the breakdown of affected skin layers

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Haim Munk Syndrome

Haim Munk Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Haim Munk Syndrome - Listed by Global Genes®
Haim Munk Syndrome is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Haim-Munk Syndrome is also known as:
• Cochin Jewish Disorder
• HMS
• Kera. Palmoplant. Con., Pes Planus, Ony., Periodon., Arach.,
• Acroosteolysis
• Keratosis Palmoplantaris with Periodontopathia and Onychogryposis

What is Haim-Munk Syndrome?
Haim-Munk Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the development of red, scaly thickened patches of skin on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet, frequent pus-producing skin infections, overgrowth of the fingernails and toenails, and degeneration of the structures that surround and support the teeth.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Mouth Diseases
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy Cell Leukemia Awareness Ribbon Color:

Orange Awareness Ribbons for Hairy Cell Leukemia

Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL) is also known as:
• HCL
• Leukemic Reticuloendotheliosis

What is Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL)?
Hairy Cell Leukemia (HCL) is a rare type of blood cancer characterized by abnormal changes in white blood cells known as B lymphocytes. The bone marrow creates too many of these defective cells, known as "hairy cells" because of the thin hair-like projections found on their surface. Overproduction and accumulation of hairy cells causes a deficiency of normal blood cells, including an abnormal decrease of certain white blood cells and certain red blood cells.

Categories

• Blood Diseases
• Rare Cancers

Cause Classification: Medical
Cross Reference: Cancer Causes And Their Associated Cancer Ribbon Colors


Hairy Tongue

Hairy Tongue Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Hairy Tongue

What is Hairy Tongue?
The term Hairy Tongue is used to describe an abnormal coating on the top surface of the tongue. It is a relatively common, temporary, and harmless condition. In Hairy Tongue there is defective shedding of the tongue’s covering tissue due to lack of stimulation or abrasion to the top of the tongue. The result is a buildup of a protein known as keratin.

Categories

• Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hajdu Cheney Syndrome

Hajdu Cheney Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Hajdu Cheney Syndrome - Listed by Global Genes®
Hajdu Cheney Syndrome is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hajdu Cheney Syndrome is also known as:
• Acro-Dento-Osteo-Dysplasia
• Acroosteolysis Dominant Type
• Acroosteolysis with Osteoporosis and Changes in Skull and Mandible
• Arthrodentoosteodysplasia
• Cheney Syndrome
• HCS
• Serpentine Fibula-Polycystic Kidney Syndrome
• SFPKS

What is Hajdu Cheney Syndrome?
Hajdu Cheney Syndrome is a rare genetic disorder. The breakdown of bone, especially the outermost bones of the fingers and toes, is a major characteristic. In addition, affected individuals frequently have skull deformities, distinctive facial features, abnormally loose joints, a severe reduction of bone mass, and short stature.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Kidney and Urinary Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hallermann Streiff Syndrome

Hallermann Streiff Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Hallermann Streiff Syndrome - Listed by Global Genes®
Hallermann Streiff Syndrome is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hallermann Streiff Syndrome (HSS) is also known as:
• Francois Dyscephaly Wyndrome
• Hallermann-Streiff-Francois Syndrome
• HSS
• Oculomandibulodyscephaly with Hypotrichosis
• Oculomandibulofacial Syndrome

What is Hallermann Streiff Syndrome (HSS)?
Hallermann Streiff Syndrome (HSS) is a rare disorder that is primarily characterized by distinctive malformations of the skull and facial region, sparse hair, eye abnormalities, dental defects, degenerative skin changes, particularly in the scalp and nasal regions, and proportionate short stature.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Eye Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hanhart Syndrome

Hanhart Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Hanhart Syndrome - Listed by Global Genes®
Hanhart Syndrome is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hanhart Syndrome is also known as:
• Aglossia-Adactylia
• Hypoglossia-Hypodactylia Syndrome
• Peromelia with Micrognathia

What is Hanhart Syndrome?
Hanhart Syndrome is a rare birth defect in which the most obvious signs are a short, incompletely developed tongue, absent or partially missing fingers and/or toes, malformed arms and/or legs, and an extremely small jaw.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Mouth Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is also known as:
• HCPS (Hantavirus Cardiopulmonary Syndrome)
• HPS

What is Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS)?
Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is an infectious disease caused by hantaviruses. Transmission occurs when direct or indirect contact is made with the saliva or waste products of rodents that carry the virus, most commonly the deer mouse.

Categories

• Viral Infections

Cause Classification: Medical


Hartnup Disease

Hartnup Disease Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Hartnup Disease - Listed by Global Genes®
Hartnup Disease is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hartnup Disease is also known as:
• Hartnup Disorder
• Hartnup Syndrome
• Pellagra-Cerebellar Ataxia-Renal Aminoaciduria Syndrome

What is Hartnup Disease?
Hartnup Disease is a rare genetic disorder that involves an inborn error of amino acid metabolism. The disorder is characterized by a distinctive skin rash and, in a few reported cases, was accompanied by episodes of neurological involvement that can include an inability to coordinate voluntary movements, vision problems, and cognitive delays.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Kidney and Urinary Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Nervous System Diseases
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hashimoto Encephalopathy

Hashimoto Encephalopathy Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Hashimoto Encephalopathy

Hashimoto Encephalopathy is also known as:
• HE
• Steroid-Responsive Encephalopathy Associated with Autoimmune Thyroiditis (SREAT)

What is Hashimoto Encephalopathy?
Hashimoto Encephalopathy is a rare disorder characterized by impaired brain function. The exact cause is unknown, but it is believed to be an immune-mediated disorder or a disorder in which there is inflammation resulting from abnormal functioning of the immune system. Some researchers believe there is a relationship between Hashimoto Encephalopathy and Hashimoto Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disorder in which antithyroid antibodies mistakenly damage the thyroid. The name Hashimoto Encephalopathy comes from the presence of antithyroid antibodies and encephalopathy occurring together.

Categories

• Immune System Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hashimoto's Syndrome

Hashimoto's Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

Paisley Awareness Ribbons for Hashimoto's Syndrome

What is Hashimoto's Syndrome?
Hashimoto’s Syndrome is an autoimmune disease in which a person's immune system mistakenly attacks the thyroid gland, reducing its ability to produce hormones (hypothyroidism).

Categories

• Autoimmune Diseases
• Autoinflammatory Diseases
• Immune System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease

Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease Awareness Ribbon Color:

Light Blue Awareness Ribbons for Hashimoto's Thyroid Disease


Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis Awareness Ribbon Color:

Paisley Awareness Ribbons for Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

What is Hashimoto's Thyroiditis?
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, also known as Chronic Lymphocytic Thyroiditis, is the most common cause of hypothyroidism in the United States. It is an autoimmune disorder in which antibodies directed against the thyroid gland lead to chronic inflammation.

Categories

• Autoimmune Diseases
• Autoinflammatory Diseases
• Immune System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Head and Neck Cancer

Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red and White Pinstripes Awareness Ribbons for Head and Neck Cancer

What is Head and Neck Cancer?
Head and Neck Cancer is categorized by the area of the head or neck in which it begins. Cancers that are known collectively as head and neck cancers usually begin in the squamous cells that line the moist, mucosal surfaces inside the head and neck. These squamous cell cancers are often referred to as squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck. Head and neck cancers can also begin in the salivary glands, but salivary gland cancers are relatively uncommon.

Categories

• Cancers
• Not a Rare Disease

Cause Classification: Medical
Cross Reference: Cancer Causes And Their Associated Cancer Ribbon Colors


Headache

Headache Awareness Ribbon Color:

Burgundy Awareness Ribbons for Headache


Health Risks of E Cigarettes / Vaping

Health Risks of E Cigarettes / Vaping Awareness Ribbon Color:

Brown Awareness Ribbons for Health Risks of E-Cigarettes


Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco

Awareness Ribbon Color:

Brown Ribbon for Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco


Hearing Disorders

Hearing Disorders Awareness Ribbon Color:

Silver and Gold Awareness Ribbons for Hearing Disorders


Hearing Impairment

Hearing Impairment Awareness Ribbon Color:

Silver and Gold Awareness Ribbons for Hearing Impairment


Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss Awareness Ribbon Color:

Silver and Gold Awarness Ribbons for Hearing Loss


Heart Defects

Heart Defects Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Heart Defects


Heart Disease

Heart Disease Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Heart Disease


Heart Disorders

Heart Disorders Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Heart Disorders


Heart Tumors, Adult

Heart Tumors, Adult Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Heart Tumors, Adult

What are Heart Tumors, Adult?
Cardiac Primary Tumors, those originating in the heart itself, are extremely rare. In published autopsy series, the high-end incidence of such tumors is about one quarter of one percent. The majority of diagnosed cardiac tumors are benign.

Categories

• Rare Cancers

Cause Classification: Medical
Cross Reference: Cancer Causes And Their Associated Cancer Ribbon Colors


Heart Tumors, Childhood

Heart Tumors, Childhood Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Heart Tumors, Childhood
Alternate Color: Gold Awaerness Ribbons for Heart Tumors, Childhood

What are Heart Tumors, Childhood?
A cardiac tumor, also known as a heart tumor, is a rare, abnormal growth that develops in the heart. The majority of cardiac tumors in children are benign, meaning they are non-cancerous and are unlikely to spread to other organs. However, because the heart is such an essential organ, even benign tumors can be life threatening. A tumor can interfere with the way the heart works, blocking blood flow to vital organs and causing an abnormal heart rhythm.

There are several types of cardiac tumors in children.

Benign cardiac tumors include:
Rhabdomyoma
Rhabdomyomas are the most common benign (non cancerous) cardiac tumor, accounting for approximately 60 percent of all heart tumors in children. Typically originating in the right or left ventricle, rhabdomyomas frequently appear as multiple tumors and can be associated with tuberous sclerosis. The majority of rhabdomyomas do not interfere with heart function and may decrease in size over time. However, in some patients rhabdomyomas can interfere with blood flow or cause arrhythmias.

Fibroma
Fibromas are the second most common tumor, accounting for 14 percent of cardiac tumors in children. Almost always located in the ventricles (the great majority in the left ventricle), fibromas may obstruct blood flow and are often associated with arrhythmias and ventricular tachycardia.

Myxoma
Myxomas are rarely seen in children but they are the most common primary cardiac tumor in adults. Most are found in the in the left or right atrium and commonly appear in females. Myxomas can cause obstruction to blood flow, arrhythmias and embolization.

Hemangioma
This type of tumor is extremely rare, accounting for less than ten percent of all cardiac tumors in children. Cardiac hemangiomas can present at any age and can be located in any heart chamber. Large hemangiomas can obstruct blood flow or cause fluid accumulation around the heart.

Pericardial Teratoma
Usually located adjacent to the right atrium, this rare is frequently discovered in utero. Teratomas often cause large fluid collections around the heart and compress the heart and blood vessels, which may impair the heart’s function.

Fibroelastoma
Fibroelastoma is an exceedingly rare benign tumor in children, usually located on heart valves and sometimes travels to vital organs such as the brain.

Lipoma
Cardiac lipoma is an exceedingly rare benign tumor comprised of fat tissue. It can be found in all cardiac chambers and rarely impairs cardiac function.

Malignant Cardiac Tumors:
Malignant (cancerous) cardiac tumors, such as angiosarcoma, fibrosarcoma and rhabdomyosarcoma, are extremely rare in children. Sarcomas are the most common type, accounting for 75 percent of cases. In general, most malignant cardiac tumors are fairly aggressive with a poor prognosis.

Categories

• Rare Cancers

Cause Classification: Medical
Cross Reference: Cancer Causes And Their Associated Cancer Ribbon Colors


Heartworm (Cats and Dogs)

Heartworm (Cats and Dogs) Awareness Ribbon Color:

Paws Awareness Ribbons for Heartworm (Cats and Dogs)

What is Heartworm (Dogs and Cats)?
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs and cats. It is caused by foot-long worms (heartworms) that live in the heart, lungs and associated blood vessels of affected pets, causing severe lung disease, heart failure and damage to other organs in the body.

Dogs:
The dog is a natural host for heartworms, which means that heartworms that live inside the dog mature into adults, mate and produce offspring. If untreated, their numbers can increase, and dogs have been known to harbor several hundred worms in their bodies. Heartworm disease causes lasting damage to the heart, lungs and arteries, and can affect the dog’s health and quality of life long after the parasites are gone.

Cats
Heartworm disease in cats is very different from heartworm disease in dogs. The cat is an atypical host for heartworms, and most worms in cats do not survive to the adult stage. Cats with adult heartworms typically have just one to three worms, and many cats affected by heartworms have no adult worms. Even immature worms cause real damage in the form of a condition known as heartworm associated respiratory disease (HARD).

Categories

• Animal Causes

Cause Classification: Animal


Heavy Metal Poisoning

Heavy Metal Poisoning Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Heavy Metal Poisoning

Heavy Metal Poisoning is also known as:
• Heavy Metal Toxicity

Subdivisions of Heavy Metal Poisoning
• Aluminum Poisoning
• Antimony Poisoning
• Arsenic Poisoning
• Barium Poisoning
• Bismuth Poisoning
• Cadmium Poisoning
• Chromium Poisoning
• Cobalt Poisoning
• Copper Poisoning
• Gold Poisoning
• Iron Poisoning
• Lead Poisoning
• Lithium Poisoning
• Manganese Poisoning
• Mercury Poisoning
• Nickel Poisoning
• Phosphorous Poisoning
• Platinum Poisoning
• Selenium Poisoning
• Silver Poisoning
• Thallium Poisoning
• Tin Poisoning
• Zinc Poisoning

What is Heavy Metal Poisoning?
Heavy Metal Poisoning is the accumulation of heavy metals, in toxic amounts, in the soft tissues of the body. The heavy metals most commonly associated with poisoning of humans are lead, mercury, arsenic and cadmium. Heavy metal poisoning may occur as a result of industrial exposure, air or water pollution, foods, medicines, improperly coated food containers, or the ingestion of lead-based paints.

Categories

• Toxicity

Cause Classification: Medical


Hemangioma

Hemangioma Awareness Ribbon Color:

Burgundy Awareness Ribbons for Hemangioma


Hemicrania Continua

Hemicrania Continua Awaeness Ribbon Color:

Purple Awareness Ribbons for Hemicrania Continua


Hemimegalencephaly

Hemimegalencephaly Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Hemimegalencephaly - Listed by Global Genes®
Hemimegalencephaly is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hemimegalencephaly (HME) is also known as:
• Macrencephaly
• Unilateral Megalencephaly

What is Hemimegalencephaly (HME)?
Hemimegalencephaly (HME) is a rare neurological condition in which one-half of the brain, or one side of the brain, is abnormally larger than the other. As a consequence of these size and structural differences, the enlarged brain tissue causes frequent seizures, often associated with cognitive or behavioral disabilities. Seizures in association with HME often begin in early infant life including an association with infantile spasms. Hemimegalencephaly may occur as an isolated or sporadic brain malformation or it may be associated with other neurodevelopmental syndromes.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hemiplegic Migraine

Hemiplegic Migraine Awareness Ribbon Color:

Burgundy Awareness Ribbons for Hemiplegic Migraine


Hemochromatosis

Hemochromatosis Awareness Ribbon Color:

Burgundy Awareness Ribbons for Hemochromatosis

What is Hemochromatosis?
Hemochromatosis is an iron disorder in which the body loads too much iron. This action is genetic and the excess iron, if left untreated, can damage joints, organs, and eventually be fatal.

Categories

• Blood Diseases
• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Digestive Diseases
• Metabolic disorders

Cause Classification: Medical


Hemolytic Anemia

Hemolytic Anemia Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Hemolytic Anemia

Subdivisions of Hemolytic Anemia
• Acquired Hemolytic Anemia
• Inherited Hemolytic Anemia

What is Hemolytic Anemia?
Hemolytic Anemia is a disorder in which red blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be made. The destruction of red blood cells is called hemolysis. Inherited hemolytic anemia occurs when parents pass the gene for the condition on to their children. Acquired Hemolytic Anemia occurs when ndividuals are not born with a certain condition. The body makes normal red blood cells, but they are later destroyed.

Acquired Hemolytic Anemia occurs because of:
• Certain infections, which may be viral or bacterial
• Medicines such as penicillin, antimalarial medicines, sulfa medicines, or acetaminophen
• Blood cancers
• Autoimmune disorders such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or ulcerative colitis
• Certain tumors
• An overactive spleen (hypersplenism)
• Mechanical heart valves that may damage red blood cells as they leave the heart
• A severe reaction to a blood transfusion

Categories

• Blood Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis - Listed by Global Genes®
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is also known as:
• Hemophagocytic Syndrome
• HLH

Subdivisions of Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)
• Familial Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (FHL)
• Familial Erythrophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
• Macrophage Activation Syndrome
• Primary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
• Secondary Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis

What is Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)?
Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH) is a rare, life-threatening condition caused by an overactive, abnormal response of the immune system.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Immune System Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hemophilia

Hemophilia Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Hemophilia


Hemophilia A

Hemophilia A Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Hemoplilia A

Hemophilia A is also known as:
• Classical Hemophilia
• Factor VIII Deficiency
• Haemophilia A

What is Hemophilia A?
Hemophilia A, also known as classical hemophilia, is a genetic bleeding disorder caused by insufficient levels of a blood protein called factor VIII. Factor VIII is a clotting factor. Individuals with hemophilia A do not bleed faster or more profusely than healthy individuals, but, because their blood clots poorly, they have difficulty stopping the flow of blood from a wound. This may be referred to as prolonged bleeding or a prolonged bleeding episode. Hemophilia A can be mild, moderate or severe. In mild cases, prolonged bleeding episodes may only occur after surgery, dental procedures or trauma. In more severely affected individuals, symptoms may include prolonged bleeding from minor wounds, painful swollen bruises, and unexplained bleeding into vital organs as well as joints and muscles (internal bleeding).

Categories

• Blood Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hemophilia B

Hemophilia B Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Hemophilia B

Hemophilia B is also known as:
• Christmas Disease
• Factor IX Deficiency
• Royal Disease

What is Hemophilia B?
Hemophilia B is a rare genetic bleeding disorder in which affected individuals have insufficient levels of a blood protein called factor IX. Factor IX is a clotting factor. Individuals with hemophilia B do not bleed faster than unaffected individuals, they bleed longer. This is because they are missing a protein involved in blood clotting and are unable to effectively stop the flow of blood from a wound, injury or bleeding site. This is sometimes referred to as prolonged bleeding or a bleeding episode.

Categories

• Blood Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hemophilia C

Hemophilia C Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red Awareness Ribbons for Hemophilia C

Cause Classification: Medical


Henoch Schonlein Purpura

Henoch Schonlein Purpura Awareness Ribbon Color:

Purple Awareness Ribbons for Henoch Schonlein Purpura

Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is also known as:
• Allergic Purpura
• Allergic Vasculitis
• Anaphylactoid Purpura
• Hemorrhagic Capillary Toxicosis
• HSP
• Leukocytoclastic Vasculitis
• Nonthrombocytopenic Idiopathic Purpura
• Peliosis Rheumatica
• Rheumatic Purpura
• Schonlein-Henoch Purpura
• Vascular Purpura

Subdivisions of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
• Henoch's Purpura
• Schonlein's Purpura

What is Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP)?
Henoch-Schönlein Purpura (HSP) is a rare inflammatory disease of the small blood vessels and is usually a self-limited disease. It is the most common form of childhood vascular inflammation and results in inflammatory changes in the small blood vessels. Red or purple spots typically appear on the skin. Inflammatory changes associated with HSP can also develop in the joints, kidneys, digestive system, and, in rare cases, the brain and spinal cord.

In one form of the disorder, termed Schönlein's Purpura, the skin and joints are affected but the gastrointestinal tract is not. In another form, known as Henoch's Purpura, affected individuals have purplish spots on the skin and acute abdominal problems, such as glomerulonephritis. People with Henoch's Purpura are not affected by joint disease.

Categories

• Blood Diseases
• Kidney and Urinary Diseases
• Lung Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Hepatic Encephalopathy

Hepatic Encephalopathy is also known as:
• HE
• Portal-Systemic Encephalopathy

What is Hepatic Encephalopathy?
Hepatic Encephalopathy is a brain disorder that develops in some individuals with liver disease.

Categories

• Digestive Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C Awareness Ribbon Color:

Red and Yellow Awareness Ribbons for Hepatitis C


Hepatoblastoma

Hepatoblastoma Awareness Ribbon Color:

Gold Awareness Ribbons for Hepatoblastoma


Hepatocellular Carcinoma / Liver Cancer

Hepatocellular Carcinoma / Liver Cancer Awareness Ribbon Color:

Green Awareness Ribbons for Hepatocellular Cancer / Liver Cancer

Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer (HCC) is also known as:
• HCC
• Malignant Hepatoma

What is Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer (HCC)?
Hepatocellular (Liver) Cancer or Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) is a rare disorder in the United States, but the most common primary tumor of the liver. Most people have an underlying liver disease such as infection with Hepatitis B or C virus, or non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Most people have cirrhosis, which is scarring of the liver that can occur as a result of chronic liver diseases.

Categories

• Digestive Diseases
• Rare Cancers

Cause Classification: Medical
Cross Reference: Cancer Causes And Their Associated Cancer Ribbon Colors


Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyria

Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyria Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyria - Listed by Global Genes®
Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyria is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyria (HEP) is also known as:
• Autosomal Recessive PCT
• HEP

What is Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyria (HEP)?
Hepatoerythropoietic Porphyria (HEP) is an extremely rare genetic disorder characterized by deficiency of the enzyme, uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase. Most affected individuals have a profound deficiency of this enzyme and onset of the disorder is usually during infancy or early childhood. The childhood form of HEP is often associated with painful, blistering skin lesions that develop on sun-exposed skin.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Kidney and Urinary Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Hepatopulmonary Syndrome

Hepatopulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is also known as:
• HPS

What is Hepatopulmonary Syndrome (HPS)?
Hepatopulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a rare lung complication of liver disease. When the liver is not functioning properly, blood vessels in the lungs may dilate. If this is severe enough, the lungs can lose their ability to effectively transfer oxygen to the body. This is called Hepatopulmonary Syndrome (HPS) and it occurs in approximately 5-32% of patients with scarring of the liver.

Categories

• Lung Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hepatorenal Syndrome

Hepatorenal Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

Zebra Awareness Ribbons for Hepatorenal Syndrome

Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS) is also known as:
• Hepato-Renal Syndrome
• HRS

What is Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS)?
Hepatorenal Syndrome (HRS) is a form of impaired kidney function that occurs in individuals with advanced liver disease. Individuals with Hepatorenal Syndrome do not have any identifiable cause of kidney dysfunction and the kidneys themselves are not structurally damaged. Therefore, Hepatorenal Syndrome may be referred as a functional form of kidney impairment.

Categories

• Kidney and Urinary Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Angioedema

Hereditary Angioedema Awareness Ribbon Color:

Blue Jeans Awareness Ribbons for Hereditary Angioedema - Listed by Global Genes®
Hereditary Angioedema is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Angioedema is also known as:
• Angioneurotic Edema, Hereditary
• C1-INH
• C1NH
• Complement Component 1 Inhibitor Deficiency
• Complement Component C1, Regulatory Component Deficiency
• Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency
• HAE
• HANE

Subdivisions of Hereditary Angioedema
• C1 Esterase Inhibitor Deficiency, Type I, Angioedema
• C1 Esterase Inhibitor Dysfunction, Type II, Angioedema

What is Hereditary Angioedema
Hereditary Angioedema is a rare inherited disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of the accumulation of fluids outside of the blood vessels, blocking the normal flow of blood or lymphatic fluid and causing rapid swelling of tissues in the hands, feet, limbs, face, intestinal tract, or airway.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

Pink and Teal Ribbon for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome

Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC) is also known as:
• HBOC
• HBOC Syndrome

What is Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer Syndrome (HBOC)?
Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Syndrome is an inherited cancer-predisposition syndrome. Affected individuals have a significantly greater risk of developing certain cancers, particularly breast cancer, in both men and women, and ovarian cancer in women. Affected individuals tend to develop cancer earlier in life as well, usually before the age of 50. Additionally, to a lesser degree, there is also an increased risk of developing other types of cancer including prostrate cancer, melanoma, and pancreatic cancer.

HBOC Syndrome is most commonly associated with variations in either the BRCA1 gene or the BRCA2 gene. In HBOC syndrome, there is usually a family history of cancer and the variant gene is inherited. The underlying causes of cancer are not completely understood and while inheriting a variation in the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene greatly increases a person’s risk of developing certain cancers, it does not mean that the person will definitely develop cancer. Some people with variations in these genes never develop cancer.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Female Reproductive Diseases
• Hereditary Cancer Syndromes
• Rare Cancers

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Breast Cancer

Hereditary Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon Color:

Pink and Teal Awareness Ribbons for Hereditary Breast Cancer


Hereditary Coproporphyria

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Hereditary Coproporphyria is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Coproporphyria (HCP) is also known as:
• HCP

What is Hereditary Coproporphyria (HCP)?
Hereditary Coproporphyria (HCP) is a rare metabolic disorder characterized by deficiency of the enzyme coproporphyrinogen oxidase.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Kidney and Urinary Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Nervous System Diseases
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Diffuse Gastric Cancer

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Hereditary Fructose Intolerance

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Hereditary Fructose Intolerance is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Fructose Intolerance, Hereditary (HFI) is also known as:
• Fructose-1-Phosphate Aldolase Deficiency
• Fructosemia

What is Fructose Intolerance, Hereditary (HFI)?
Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI) is an inherited inability to digest fructose (fruit sugar) or its precursors (sugar, sorbitol and brown sugar). This is due to a deficiency of activity of the enzyme fructose-1-phosphate aldolase, resulting in an accumulation of fructose-1-phosphate in the liver, kidney, and small intestine.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Digestive Diseases
• Kidney and Urinary Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia

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Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is also known as:
• HHT
• Osler-Weber Rendu Syndrome
• Rendu-Osler-Weber Syndrome

Subdivisions of Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
• Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Type I
• Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Type II
• Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Type III
• Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Type V
• Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia Type IV

What is Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia?
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is an inherited disorder characterized by malformations of various blood vessels, potentially resulting in bleeding. Chronic nosebleeds are often the first sign and malformation of various blood vessels may result in abnormalities affecting the lungs, brain, spinal cord, and liver.

Categories

• Blood Diseases
• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Digestive Diseases
• Eye Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases
• RDCRN
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Hyperphosphatasia

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Hereditary Hyperphosphatasia is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Hyperphosphatasia is also known as:
• Chronic Congenital Idiopathic Hyperphosphatasemia
• Familial Idiopathic Hyperphosphatasia
• Familial Osteoectasia
• Hyperostosis Corticalis Deformans Juvenilis
• Juvenile Paget's Disease

What is Hereditary Hyperphosphatasia?
Hereditary Hyperphosphatasia is a rare genetic bone disorder that becomes apparent during infancy or early childhood. Affected individuals develop progressive skeletal malformations especially in the long bones of the arms and legs.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma

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Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma (HLRCC) is also known as:
• HLRCC
• Reed’s Syndrome

What is Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma (HLRCC)?
Hereditary Leiomyomatosis and Renal Cell Carcinoma (HLRCC) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by smooth muscle growths on the skin and uterus and an increased risk of developing kidney cancer. Skin growths may appear as appear as small, firm bumps or tiny lumps and are not cancerous. Uterine Leiomyomas, also known as uterine fibroids, may be numerous and are also benign, but can cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual periods or pelvic pressure or pain. Affected individuals are at an increased risk of developing kidney cancer, particularly a form known as Type II Papillary Renal Cell Carcinoma.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Kidney and Urinary Diseases
• Rare Cancers
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Lymphedema

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Hereditary Lymphedema is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Lymphedema is also known as:
• Primary Lymphedema

Subdivisions of Hereditary Lymphedema
• Congenital Hereditary Lymphedema
• Hereditary Lymphedema, Type I
• Lymphedema-Distichiasis
• Lymphedema Praecox
• Lymphedema Tarda
• Milroy Disease
• Nonne-Milroy Disease

What is Hereditary Lymphedema?
Hereditary Lymphedema is a genetic developmental disorder affecting the lymphatic system. It is characterized by swelling of certain parts of the body.

Categories

• Blood Diseases
• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Multiple Osteochondromas

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Hereditary Multiple Osteochondromas is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Multiple Osteochondromas (HMO) is also known as:
• Diaphyseal Aclasis
• EXT
• External Chondromatosis Syndrome
• Hereditary Multiple Exostoses
• Multiple Cartilaginous Exostoses
• Multiple Exostoses
• Multiple Exostoses Syndrome
• Multiple Osteochondromas
• Multiple Osteochondromatosis

What is Hereditary Multiple Osteochondromas (HMO)?
Hereditary Multiple Osteochondromas (HMO) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by multiple benign bone tumors that are covered by cartilage, often on the growing end of the long bones of the legs, arms, and digits. These osteochondromas usually continue to grow until shortly after puberty and may lead to bone deformities, skeletal abnormalities, short stature, nerve compression and reduced range of motion.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Musculoskeletal Diseases
• Rare Cancers

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Myopathy

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Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy

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Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy (HNA) is also known as:
• Hereditary Brachial Plexus Neuropathy
• HNA

What is Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy (HNA)?
Hereditary Neuralgic Amyotrophy (HNA) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of severe pain in the shoulder and arm. In most cases, pain may persist for a few hours to a few weeks and is followed by wasting and weakness of the muscles in the affected areas.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Neuropathies

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Hereditary Nonspherocytic Hemolytic Anemia

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Anemia, Hereditary Nonspherocytic Hemolytic is also known as:
• Congenital Nonspherocytic Hemolytic Anemia
• HNHA
• NSA
• NSHA

What is Anemia, Hereditary Nonspherocytic Hemolytic?
Hereditary Nonspherocytic Hemolytic Anemia is a term used to describe a group of rare, genetically transmitted blood disorders characterized by the premature destruction of red blood cells. If the red blood cells cannot be replaced faster than they destroy themselves, anemia is the result.

Categories

• Blood Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Orotic Aciduria

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Hereditary Orotic Aciduria is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Orotic Aciduria is also known as:
• Hereditary Orotic Aciduria
• Orotic Aciduria Type 1
• OA Type 1
• Orotidylic Pyrophosphorylase and Orotidlyic Decarboxylase Deficiency
• UMPS Deficiency
• Uridine Monophosphate Synthase Deficiency

What is Hereditary Orotic Aciduria?
Hereditary Orotic Aciduria is an extremely rare genetic disorder. When untreated, affected infants can develop a blood disorder called Megaloblastic Anemia as well as failure to thrive, susceptibility to infection, and orotic acid crystals in the urine resulting from excretion of orotic acid in the urine.

Categories

• Blood Diseases
• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 1E

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Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 1E is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 1E (HSAN1E) is also known as:
• DNMT1 Complex Disorder
• Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy with Dementia and Hearing Loss
• HSAN1E
• Neuropathy, Hereditary Sensory, with Hearing Loss and Dementia

What is Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 1E (HSAN1E)?
Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type 1E (HSAN1E) is a rare genetic disorder. It is considered an adult-onset disorder with symptoms usually starting to occur in the 20-30’s. Although HSAN1E is considered to be a subtype of HSAN, a group of genetic disorders mostly affecting the sensory and autonomic neurons of the peripheral nervous system, the central nervous system is also severely affected in HSAN1E patients, especially in the later stage of the disease. HSAN1E patients usually have three main symptoms, hearing loss, sensory neuropathy, and cognitive decline, and many have other various symptoms such as sleep disorders and epilepsy.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type II

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Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type II is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type II (HSAN2) is also known as:
• Acroosteolysis, Giaccai Type
• Acroosteolysis, Neurogenic
• Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type II
• HSAN2
• HSAN II
• Morvan Disease

What is Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type II (HSAN2)?
Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type II (HSAN2) is a rare genetic disorder that usually begins in childhood by affecting the nerves that serve the lower legs and feet and the lower arms and hands.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type IV

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Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type IV is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type IV (HSAN4) is also known as:
• Congenital Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis (CIPA)
• Familial Dysautonomia, Type II
• Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type IV
• HSAN IV
• HSNAN4

What is Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type IV (HSAN4)?
Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy Type IV (HSAN4 or HSAN IV) is a rare genetic disorder that usually begins in infancy and is characterized by an inability to feel pain and an inability to sweat. Affected individuals also cannot feel temperature and cannot distinguish between hot and cold. The sensory loss in individuals with HSAN IV is due to abnormal functioning of the sensory nerves that control responses to pain and temperature.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type I

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Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type I is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type I (HSN1) is also known as:
• Hereditary Sensory and Autonomic Neuropathy (HSAN) Type I
• Hereditary Sensory Radicular Neuropathy, Autosomal Dominant
• HSAN1
• HSN1

What is Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type I (HSN1)?
Hereditary Sensory Neuropathy Type I (HSN1) belongs to a group of similar but distinct genetic disorders characterized by abnormalities affecting the nerves, especially of those of the hands and feet. These degenerative disorders of the nervous system are slowly progressive and predominantly affect the sensory nerves, which frequently leads to loss of feeling in the hands and feet. This sensory loss is due to abnormal functioning of the sensory nerves that control responses to touch, pain and temperature and may also affect the autonomic nervous system that controls other involuntary or automatic body processes.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia

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Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) is also known as:
• Familial Spastic Paraplegia
• FSP
• HSP
• Hereditary Spastic Paraparesis
• Familial Spastic Paraparesis
• Spastic Spinal Familial Paraplegia
• Strumpell Disease
• Strumpell-Lorrain Familial Spasmodic Paraplegia
• Strumpell-Lorrain Syndrome
• Strumpell’s Familial Paraplegia

What are Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP)?
The Hereditary Spastic Paraplegias (HSP) are a large group of inherited neurologic disorders that share the primary symptom of difficulty walking due to muscle weakness and muscle tightness in the legs. There are more than 80 different genetic types of HSP.

Categories

• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hereditary Spherocytic Hemolytic Anemia

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Anemia, Hereditary Spherocytic Hemolytic is also known as:
• Acholuric Jaundice
• Chronic Acholuric Jaundice
• Congenital Hemolytic Anemia
• Congenital Hemolytic Jaundice
• Congenital Spherocytic Anemia
• Hereditary Spherocytosis
• HS
• Icterus (Chronic Familial)
• Minkowski-Chauffard Syndrome
• SPH2
• Spherocytic Anemia
• Spherocytosis

What is Anemia, Hereditary Spherocytic Hemolytic?
Hereditary Spherocytic Hemolytic Anemia is a rare blood disorder characterized by defects within red blood cells that result in a shortened survival time for these cells. Red blood cells normally circulate for a few months and when they die off is replaced by new erythrocytes. However, in hereditary spherocytic hemolytic anemia, the cells die prematurely. The sphere shape of the red blood cells is the hallmark of this disorder, and this abnormality may be identified under a microscope.

Categories

• Blood Diseases
• Congenital and Genetic Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome

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Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) is also known as:
• Delta Storage Pool Disease
• HPS
• Qalbinism with Hemorrhagic Diathesis and Pigmented Reticuloendothelial Cells

What is Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome (HPS)?
Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome (HPS) is a rare, hereditary disorder that consists of two characteristics: decreased pigmentation with visual impairment, and blood platelet dysfunction with prolonged bleeding. Some individuals have lung fibrosis, colitis, or an abnormal storage of a fatty-like substance in various tissues of the body.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hernia

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Herpes Gestationis / Pemphigoid Gestationis

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Herpes Gestationis or Pemphigoid Gestationis (PG) is also known as:

What is Herpes Gestationis or Pemphigoid Gestationis (PG)?
Pemphigoid Gestationis (PG) is a pregnancy-associated, autoimmune skin disorder. It usually begins abruptly during the 2nd or 3rd trimester of pregnancy, but it can begin at any time during pregnancy. Signs and symptoms often include the sudden formation of very itchy, red bumps and/or blisters on the abdomen and trunk, which may then spread to other parts of the body. Unrelenting itchiness often interferes with daily activities. Symptoms may improve at the end of pregnancy, but flares may occur during, or right after, delivery.

Categories

• Autoimmune Diseases
• Autoinflammatory Diseases
• Skin Diseasess

Cause Classification: Medical


Herpes Simplex Encephalitis

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Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex (HSE) is also known as:
• Herpes Encephalitis
• Herpetic Brainstem Encephalitis
• Herpetic Meningoencephalitis
• HSE

What is Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex (HSE)?
Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSE) is a rare neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the brain. The disorder may have some symptoms similar to those associated with meningitis, such as a stiff neck, altered reflexes, confusion, and/or speech abnormalities.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Immune System Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases
• Viral infections

Cause Classification: Medical


Hers Disease

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Hers Disease is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hers Disease is also known as:
• Glycogenosis Type VI
• Glycogen Storage Disease VI
• Hepatophosphorylase Deficiency Glycogenosis
• Liver Phosphorylase Deficiency
• Phosphorylase Deficiency Glycogen Storage Disease

What is Hers Disease?
Hers Disease is a genetic metabolic disorder caused by a deficiency of the enzyme, liver phosphorylase. This enzyme is necessary to break down glycogen, a carbohydrate that is stored in the liver and muscle and used for energy. Deficiency of this enzyme results in the abnormal accumulation of glycogen in the body. Hers Disease is one of a group of disorders known as the glycogen storage disorders.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Digestive Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders

Cause Classification: Medical


Heterotaxy Syndrome

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Heterozygous OSMED

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Heterozygous OSMED is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

OSMED, Heterozygous is also known as:
• Oto-Spondylo-Megaepiphyseal Dysplasia, Autosomal Dominant
• Oto-Spondylo-Megaepiphyseal Dysplasia, Heterozygous
• Pierre-Robin Syndrome with Fetal Chondrodysplasia
• Stickler Syndrome Type III
• Weissenbacher-Zweymuller Syndrome
• WZS

What is OSMED, Heterozygous?
Heterozygous OSMED is a rare genetic disorder characterized by skeletal malformations resulting in shortening of the upper limbs and thighs and short stature. Additional symptoms include distinctive facial features and delays in psychomotor development. After the initial period of growth deficiency, affected individuals experience gradual improvement in bone growth that leads to normal physical development by early childhood. Mental and motor development is also normal by early childhood.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is also known as:
• Acne Conglobata
• Acne Inversa
• Apocrine Acne
• Apocrinitis
• Fox-Den Disease
• Hidradenitis Axillaris
• HS
• Pyodermia Sinifica Fistulans
• Velpeau’s Disease
• Verneuil’s Disease

Subdivisions of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)
• Hurley Stage I
• Hurley Stage II
• Hurley Stage III

What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS)?
Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a chronic condition characterized by swollen, painful lesions, occurring in the armpit, groin, anal, and breast regions. This disease occurs due to obstruction of hair follicles and secondary infection and sometimes inflammation of certain sweat glands. It is a progressive disease where single boil-like, pus-filled abscesses become hard lumps, then painful, deep-seated, often inflamed clusters of lesions with chronic seepage. Healing of affected areas is typically associated with progressive scarring.

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• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


High Rise Syndrome (Cats)

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What is High-Rise Syndrome (Cats)?
Warmer weather ushers in “high rise” season: the time of year when Animal emergency rooms see an uptick in the number of cats injured as a result of an accidental fall from their apartment windows. Dogs also fall from apartment windows or terraces, but not as often as cats.

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• Animal Causes

Cause Classification: Animal


Higher Education, Not Higher Education Debt

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Hirschsprung Disease

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Hirschsprung Disease is also known as:
• Colonic Aganglionosis
• Congenital Megacolon
• HAEC
• Hirschsprung-Associated Enterocolitis
• Hirschsprung’s Disease
• HSCR
• Intestinal Aganglionosis
• Megacolon, Aganglionic

What is Hirschsprung Disease (HSCR)?
Hirschsprung Disease (HSCR) is characterized by the absence of particular nerve cells in a segment of the bowel in an infant. The absence of ganglion cells causes the muscles in the bowels to lose their ability to move stool through the intestine. Ineffective peristalsis leads to stool backing up in the intestines. Affected individuals can develop constipation and partial or total obstruction of the bowels.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Digestive Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hirsutism

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Histidinemia

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Histidinemia is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Histidinemia is also known as:
• HAL Deficiency
• HIS Deficiency
• Histidase Deficiency
• Histidine Ammonia-Lyase (HAL) Deficiency
• Hyperhistidinemia

What is Histidinemia?
Histidinemia is a rare hereditary metabolic disorder characterized by a deficiency of the enzyme histidase, which is necessary for the metabolism of the amino acid histidine.

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• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders

Cause Classification: Medical


Histiocytosis

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HIV

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HIV / HCV Co Infection

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Hodgkin Disease / Hodgkin Lymphoma During Pregnancy

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Hodgkin Lymphoma / Hodgkin's Lymphoma / Hodgkin's Disease, Adult

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Hodgkin Lymphoma is also known as:
• Hodgkin Disease
• Hodgkin's Lymphoma

What is Hodgkin Lymphoma?
Hodgkin Lymphoma, formerly known as Hodgkin's Disease, is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system. Hodgkin Lymphoma may affect people of any age, but is most common in people between 20 and 40 years old and those over 55. In Hodgkin Lymphoma, cells in the lymphatic system grow abnormally and may spread beyond it. Hodgkin Lymphoma is one of two common types of cancers of the lymphatic system. The other type, non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, is far more common.

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• Cancers

Cause Classification: Medical
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Hodgkin Lymphoma / Hodgkin's Lymphoma / Hodgkin's Disease, Childhood

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Holocaust Remembrance

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Holoprosencephaly

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Holoprosencephaly is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is also known as:
• Holoprosencephaly Sequence
• HPE

Subdivisions of Holoprosencephaly (HPE)
• Alobar Holoprosencephaly
• Lobar Holoprosencephaly
• Middle Interhemispheric Fusion
• Semilobar Holoprosencephaly

What is Holoprosencephaly (HPE)?
Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is the failure of the prosencephalon, or forebrain, to develop normally. The forebrain is a region of the brain in the fetus that develops into parts of the adult brain, including the cerebral cortex. Instead of the normal complete separation of the left and right halves of the forebrain, there is an abnormal continuity between the two sides.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Holt Oram Syndrome

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Holt Oram Syndrome is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Holt Oram Syndrome is also known as:
• Atriodigital Dysplasia
• Heart-Hand Syndrome
• HOS1
• Ventriculo-Radial Syndrome

What is Holt Oram Syndrome?
Holt Oram Syndrome is characterized by abnormalities in the bones of the upper limb, a family or personal history of a congenital heart malformation, and/or an abnormality in the electrical impulses that coordinate the muscle contractions of the heart. In some affected individuals, an abnormal wrist bone is the only evidence of the disease. Seventy-five percent of those affected have a congenital heart malformation.

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• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Heart Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Homeless College Students

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Homelessness

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Homocystinuria due to Cystathionine Beta Synthase Deficiency

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Homocystinuria due to Cystathionine Beta Synthase Deficiency is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Homocystinuria due to Cystathionine Beta-Synthase Deficiency is also known as:
• Classical Homocystinuria
• Cystathionine Beta-Synthase Deficiency
• Homocystinuria

What is Homocystinuria due to Cystathionine Beta-Synthase Deficiency?
Homocystinuria due to Cystathionine Beta-Synthase Deficiency is a rare metabolic condition characterized by an excess of the compound homocystine in the urine.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Eye Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Nervous System Diseases
• Newborn Screening

Cause Classification: Medical


Homozygous OSMED

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Homozygous OSMED is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

OSMED, Homozygous is also known as:
• Nance-Sweeney Syndrome
• Oto-Spondylo-Megaepiphyseal Dysplasia, Autosomal Recessive
• Oto-Spondylo-Megaepiphyseal Dysplasia, Homozygous

What is OSMED, Homozygous?
Homozygous OSMED is an extremely rare genetic disorder characterized by malformation of certain bones, hearing loss and distinct facial features. Skeletal malformations affect the bones of the arms, legs and spines eventually resulting in disproportionate short stature. Hearing loss is often severe.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Horner's Syndrome

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Horner's Syndrome is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Horner’s Syndrome is also known as:
• Bernard-Horner Syndrome
• Oculosympathetic Palsy

What is Horner’s Syndrome?
Horner's Syndrome is a relatively rare disorder characterized by a constricted pupil, drooping of the upper eyelid, absence of sweating of the face, and sinking of the eyeball into the bony cavity that protects the eye.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hospice Care / Palliative Care

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HTLV Type I / HTVL Type II

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HTLV Type I and Type II is also known as:
• Acute T-Cell Leukemia
• Acute T-Cell Lymphoma
• ATL
• HAM/TSP
• HTLV-I Associated Myelopathy
• Tropical Spastic Paraparesis

What is HTLV Type I and Type II?
HTLV-I was first isolated in 1980 from a patient originally thought to have a cutaneous lymphoma. It became clear that it was a distinct form of lymphoma, which was designated as Acute T-Cell Leukemia/ Lymphoma (ATL). Some years later, different groups in Martinique and Japan described an association between a chronic disease of the spinal cord and HTLV-I infection, which was later named HTLV-I Associated Myelopathy/Tropical Spastic Paraparesis (HAM/TSP). Since then, several other conditions have been linked to HTLV infection.

Categories

• Viral Infections

Cause Classification: Medical


Hughes Syndrome

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Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis

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Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE) is also known as:
• HGE
• Human Ehrlichial Infection, Human Granulocytic Type

What is Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE)?
Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE) is a rare infectious disease that belongs to a group of diseases known as the Human Ehrlichioses. The Ehrlichioses are infectious diseases caused by bacteria in the "Ehrlichia" family. Several forms of Human Ehrlichial infection have been identified including Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis (HGE), Sennetsu Fever, and Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME). Though caused by different strains of Ehrlichia bacteria, the disorders are all characterized by similar symptoms.

Categories

• Bacterial Infections

Cause Classification: Medical


Human HOXA1 Syndromes

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Human HOXA1 Syndromes is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Human HOXA1 Syndromes is also known as:
• Athabaskan Brainstem Dysgenesis Syndrome (ABDS)
• Bosley-Salih-Alorainy Syndrome (BSAS)
• Navajo Brainstem Syndrome

What is Human HOXA1 Syndromes?
Human HOXA1 Syndromes are rare disorders with complex neurological and systemic symptoms. These syndromes are found among a few American Indian tribes such as the Navajo and Apaches, who are related to Athabaskan Indians of northern Canada.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Ear, Nose, and Throat Diseases
• Heart Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis

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Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME) is also known as:
• Human Ehrlichial Infection, Human Monocytic Type

What is Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME)?
Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis (HME) is a rare infectious disease belonging to a group of diseases known as the Human Ehrlichioses. These diseases are caused by bacteria belonging to the "Ehrlichia" family. Several forms of Human Ehrlichioses have been identified, including Human Monocytic Ehrlichiosis, Sennetsu Fever, and Human Granulocytic Ehrlichiosis. Though caused by different strains of Ehrlichia bacteria, the disorders are characterized by similar symptoms.

Categories

• Bacterial Infections

Cause Classification: Medical


Human Papilloma Virus / HPV

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Human Rights

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Human Trafficking

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Humane Treatment of Animals

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Humane Treatment of Refugees

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Hunger

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Huntington’s Disease

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Huntington’s Disease is also known as:
• Chronic Progressive Chorea
• Degenerative Chorea
• HD
• Hereditary Chorea
• Hereditary Chronic Progressive Chorea
• Huntington's Chorea
• VEOHD
• Very Early Onset Huntington's Disease
• Woody Guthrie's Disease

What is Huntington’s Disease?
Huntington's Disease is a genetic, progressive, neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the gradual development of involuntary muscle movements affecting the hands, feet, face, and trunk and progressive deterioration of cognitive processes and memory. Neurologic movement abnormalities may include uncontrolled, irregular, rapid, jerky movements and athetosis, a condition characterized by relatively slow, writhing involuntary movements. Dementia is typically associated with progressive disorientation and confusion, personality disintegration, impairment of memory control, restlessness, agitation, and other symptoms and findings. In individuals with the disorder, disease duration may range from approximately 10 years up to 25 years or more.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hurler Scheie Syndrome

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Hurler Syndrome

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Hutchinson Gilford Progeria

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Hutchinson Gilford Progeria is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria (HGPS) is also known as:
• HGPS
• Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome
• Hutchinson-Gilford Syndrome
• Premature Aging Syndrome
• Progeria
• Progeria of Childhood

What is Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria (HGPS)?
Progeria, or Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria Syndrome (HGPS), is a rare, fatal, genetic condition of childhood with striking features resembling premature aging. Children with progeria usually have a normal appearance in early infancy. At approximately nine to 24 months of age, affected children begin to experience profound growth delays, resulting in short stature and low weight.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Eye Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hydranencephaly

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Hydranencephaly is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hydranencephaly is also known as:
• Hydroanencephaly

What is Hydranencephaly?
Hydranencephaly is a central nervous system disorder characterized by an enlarged head and neurological deficits. This extremely rare form of hydrocephalus involves the absence of portions of the brain.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus Awareness Ribbon Color:

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Hydrocephalus is also known as:
• Hydrocephaly
• Water on the Brain

Subdivisions of Hydrocephalus
• Benign Hydrocephalus
• Communicating Hydrocephalus
• Internal Hydrocephalus
• Non-Communicating Hydrocephalus
• Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
• Obstructive Hydrocephalus

What is Hydrocephalus?
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which abnormally widened cerebral spaces in the brain inhibit the normal flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the skull and puts pressure on the brain tissue. An enlarged head in infants and increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure are frequent findings but are not necessary for the diagnosis of hydrocephalus.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hydrocephaly

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Hyper IgM Syndrome

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Hyper IgM Syndrome is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hyper IgM Syndrome is also known as:
• HIGM
• IHIS
• Immunodeficiency with Hyper IgM Syndrome

Subdivisions of Hyper IgM Syndromes
• Hyper IgM Syndrome Type 1 (HIGM1)
• Hyper IgM Syndrome Type 2 (HIGM2)
• Hyper IgM Syndrome Type 3 (HIGM3)
• Hyper IgM Syndrome Type 4 (HIGM4)
• Hyper IgM Syndrome Type 5 (HIGM5)
• X-Linked Hyper IgM Syndrome (XHIM)

What are Hyper IgM Syndromes?
Hyper IgM Syndromes are a group of rare disorders in which the immune system does not function properly. They are classified as rare primary immunodeficiency disorders, which are a group of disorders characterized by irregularities in the cell development and/or cell maturation process of the immune system.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Immune System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hyperacusis

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Hyperaldostronism

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Hyperekplexia

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Hyperekplexia is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hyperekplexia is also known as:
• Familial Startle Disease
• Hereditary Hyperekplexia
• Hyperexplexia
• Startle Syndrome

What is Hyperekplexia?
Hyperekplexia is a rare hereditary, neurological disorder that may affect infants as newborns or prior to birth. It may also affect children and adults. Individuals with this disorder have an excessive startle reaction to sudden unexpected noise, movement, or touch.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Endocrine Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hyperemesis Gravidarum

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What is Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG)?
Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a rare disorder characterized by severe and persistent nausea and vomiting during pregnancy that may necessitate hospitalization. As a result of frequent nausea and vomiting, affected women experience dehydration, vitamin and mineral deficit, and the loss of greater than five percent of their original body weight.

Categories

• Digestive Diseases
• Female Reproductive Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome

Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome Awareness Ribbon Color:

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Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome is also known as:
• Hereditary Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome
• HHCS

What is Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome?
Hyperferritinemia Cataract Syndrome is an extremely rare genetic disorder characterized by the early onset of cataracts associated with persistently elevated levels of ferritin in the blood plasma. Ferritin is a protein that binds to iron and is used as an indicator of the body's iron stores. Cataracts are the only known complication associated with this disorder.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Eye diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hyperglycemia

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Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III

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Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III is also known as:
• Broad Beta Disease
• Dysbetalipoproteinemia
• Familial Dysbetalipoproteinemia
• Remnant Removal Disease

What is Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III?
Hyperlipoproteinemia Type III is a rare genetic disorder characterized by improper breakdown of certain fatty materials known as lipids, specifically cholesterol and triglycerides. This results in the abnormal accumulation of lipids in the body. Affected individuals may develop multiple yellowish, lipid-filled bumps or plaques on the skin. Affected individuals may also develop the buildup of fatty materials in the blood vessels potentially obstructing blood flow and resulting in coronary heart disease or peripheral vascular disease.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Endocrine Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders

Cause Classification: Medical


Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna

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Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna is also known as:
• Endostosis Crani
• Hyperostosis Calvariae Interna
• Morgagni-Stewart-Morel Syndrome

What is Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna?
Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna is characterized by the thickening of the frontal bone of the skull.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hyperprolinemia Type I

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Hyperprolinemia Type I is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hyperprolinemia Type I is also known as:
• Proline Oxidase Deficiency

What is Hyperprolinemia Type I?
Hyperprolinemia Type I (HP-I) is characterized by abnormally high levels of proline in the blood. The high level of blood proline is the result of a deficiency of the enzyme proline oxidase, which is essential to the normal breakdown of proline.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Nervous System Diseases
• Newborn Screening

Cause Classification: Medical


Hyperprolinemia Type II

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Hyperprolinemia Type II is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hyperprolinemia Type (HP-II) is also known as:
• Pyrroline Carboxylate Dehydrogenase Deficiency

What is Hyperprolinemia Type II (HP-II)?
Hyperprolinemia II (HP-II) is a rare metabolic disorder that results from the deficiency of the enzyme known as delta-pyrroline-5-carboxylate (P-5-C) dehydrogenase. This disorder results in more severe clinical manifestations than are seen in HP-I, and may be associated with mild mental retardation and seizures.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders
• Nervous System Diseases
• Newborn Screening

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypersomnia

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Hypertension / High Blood Pressure

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Hypochondroplasia

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Hypochondroplasia is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hypochondroplasia is also known as:
• HCH

What is Hypochondroplasia?
Hypochrondroplasia is a genetic disorder characterized by small stature and disproportionately short arms, legs, hands, and feet. Short stature often is not recognized until early to mid childhood or, in some cases, as late as adulthood.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Musculoskeletal Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypogammaglobulinemia

Hypogammaglobulinemia Awareness Ribbon Color:

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Hypogammaglobulinemia is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

What is Hypogammaglobulinemia?
Hypogammaglobulinemia is a disorder that is caused by a lack of B-lymphocytes and a resulting low level of immunglobulins in the blood. Immunoglobulins play a dual role in the immune response by recognizing foreign antigens and triggering a biological response that culminates in the elimination of the antigen. Antibody deficiency is associated with recurrent infections with specific types of bacteria.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Immune System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypoglycemia

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Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia

Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia Awareness Ribbon Color:

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Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (HED) is also known as:
• Anhidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia
• Christ-Siemens-Touraine Syndrome
• CST Syndrome
• EDA
• HED

What is Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (HED)?
Hypohidrotic Ectodermal Dysplasia (HED) is a rare inherited multisystem disorder that belongs to the group of diseases known as Ectodermal Dysplasias. HED is primarily characterized by partial or complete absence of certain sweat glands, causing lack of or diminished sweating, heat intolerance, and fever, abnormally sparse hair, and absence and/or malformation of certain teeth.

Categories

• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypokalemia

Hypokalemia Awareness Ribbon Color:

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Hypokalemia is also known as:
• Hypokalemic Syndrome
• Hypopotassemia Syndrome
• Low Potassium Syndrome
• Nephritis, Potassium-Losing
• Potassium Loss Syndrome

What is Hypokalemia?
Hypokalemia is a metabolic imbalance characterized by extremely low potassium levels in the blood. It is a symptom of another disease or condition, or a side effect of diuretic drugs.

Categories

• Metabolic Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypomelanosis of Ito

Hypomelanosis of Ito Awareness Ribbon Color:

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Hypomelanosis of Ito is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hypomelanosis of Ito is also known as:
• HMI
• Incontinenti Pigmenti Achromians
• IPA
• ITO
• Ito Hypomelanosis
• Pigmentary Dysplasia
• Pigmentary Mosaicism

What is Hypomelanosis of Ito?
Hypomelanosis of Ito is a rare condition characterized by distinctive skin changes, in which areas of the body lack skin color. These skin changes may present as patches, streaks or spiral-shaped areas. In many affected individuals, additional symptoms affecting areas outside of the skin also occur.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Eye Diseases
• Nervous System Diseases
• Skin Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypoparathyroidism

Hypoparathyroidism Awareness Ribbon Color:

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Hypoparathyroidism is also known as:
• Acquired Hypoparathyroidism
• Autoimmune Hypoparathyroidism
• Congenital Hypoparathyroidism
• Idiopathic Hypoparathyroidism

What is Hypoparathyroidism?
Hypoparathyroidism is a rare condition in which the parathyroid glands fail to produce sufficient amounts of parathyroid hormone or the parathyroid hormone produced lacks biologic activity. The parathyroid glands are part of the endocrine system, the network of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream where they travel to various areas of the body. These hormones regulate the chemical processes that influence the function of various organs and activities within the body.

Categories

• Endocrine Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Hypopharyngeal Cancer Awareness Ribbon Color:

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What is Hypopharyngeal Cancer (Head and Neck Cancer)?
Hypopharyngeal Cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the hypopharynx. Use of tobacco products and heavy drinking can affect the risk of developing Hypopharyngeal Cancer.

Categories

• Cancers

Cause Classification: Medical
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Hypophosphatasia

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Hypophosphatasia is a rare disease. Rare diseases are also represented by Zebra Ribbons.

Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is also known as:
• HPP
• Rathbun Disease

Subdivisions of Hypophosphatasia (HPP)
• Hypophosphatasia, Adult
• Hypophosphatasia, Childhood
• Hypophosphatasia, Infantile
• Hypophosphatasia, Perinatal
• Hypophosphatasia, Prenatal Benign
• Odontohypophosphatasia
• Pseudohypophosphatasia

What is Hypophosphatasia?
Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rare genetic disorder characterized by the abnormal development of bones and teeth. These abnormalities occur due to defective mineralization, the process by which bones and teeth take up minerals such as calcium and phosphorus.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Metabolic Disorders

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome

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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is also known as:
• Aortic and Mitral Atresia with Hypoplasic Left Heart Syndrome
• HLHS

What is Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome?
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is a term used to describe a group of closely related rare heart defects that are present at birth. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome is characterized by the underdevelopment of the chambers on the left side of the heart. In addition, the mitral valve, which connects these chambers to each other, is usually abnormally narrow or closed and the aortic valve, which connects the heart to the major vessels that lead from the lungs, may also be narrow or closed. Infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome also have an abnormally narrow ascending aorta.

Categories

• Congenital and Genetic Diseases
• Heart Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypoplastic Right Heart Syndrome

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Hypotension

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Hypothalamic Hamartoma

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Hypothalamic Hamartoma (HH) is also known as:
• HH
• Hypothalamic Hamartoblastoma
• Hypothalamic Hamartoma Syndrome

Subdivisions of Hypothalamic Hamartoma (HH)
• Central Precocious Puberty
• Epilepsy and Related Neurobehavioral Symptoms

What is Hypothalamic Hamartoma (HH)?
Hypothalamic Hamartomas (HH) are rare, tumor-like malformations that occur during fetal development and are present at birth. They are non-progressive lesions and do not expand, spread or metastasize to other locations. They grow in proportion to normal brain growth, and consequently their relative size to the rest of the brain is the same for the lifetime of the patient.

Categories

• Nervous System Diseases

Cause Classification: Medical


Hypothyroidism

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Hypotonia

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Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

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Hystiocytosis

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