(7) Deficiency diseases
, like infectious diseases, can saturate a given locus within a relatively short period of time, and geographical or physical isolation is a clinically convenient peculiarity.
The first--the estimated average requirement (EAR)--is tailored to setting policy, because it provides a means of determining what proportion of a population is at risk for dietary deficiency diseases
, both within the United States and abroad.
doctors first attempted to use gene therapy to save children suffering from a devastating illness called SCID (severe immune deficiency disease
Pellagra, a classic dietary deficiency disease
caused by insufficient niacin, was noted in the South after the Civil War.
To combat Iodine Deficiency Disease
, Universal Salt Iodization has been accepted by the government and some progress made but the problem of macronutrient deficiencies, specially iron deficiency anaemia, need to be addressed.
Scientists had known that people with a form of severe combined immune deficiency disease
(SCID) that is linked to the X chromosome lacked this gamma chain.
The AAT deficiency disease
can be treated using different therapeutic methods such as augmentation therapy, bronchodilators, corticosteroids, oxygen therapy and other treatment methods.
Mrs Purcell suffered from Korsakoff 's syndrome, an alcoholism-related vitamin deficiency disease
, resulting in chronic memory problems.
At the age of one, Liam Stark was diagnosed with life-threatening, immune deficiency disease
Primary Hypogammaglobinemia, of which there is no cure.
HOUSTON--Hypoparathyroidism may soon lose its status as the only endocrine deficiency disease
for which the missing hormone isn't available as an approved replacement therapy.
Rather than just prevent the vitamin C deficiency disease
of scurvy, they said, it's appropriate to seek optimum levels that will saturate cells and tissues, pose no risk, and may have significant effects on public health at almost no expense - about a penny a day if taken as a dietary supplement.
Rastad said, adding that her husband's mother has lupus, an autoimmune deficiency disease
that could be an indicator of CVID.