Items Tagged ‘CNN Blog’

May 29, 2012

What is Elhers-Danlos Syndrome?

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Gioia found out she had Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome at the age of 7. For years her parents had struggled to figure out why their daughter was so easily injured, but doctors couldn’t offer a diagnosis.  Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome is actually a group of genetic disorders that cause problems with a patient’s connective tissues, according to Dr. Salman […]

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Tags: CNN Blog, collagen, Dr. Salman Kirmani, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

May 15, 2012

Say What? ‘Flesh-Eating bacteria’ Explained

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Unfortunately flesh-eating bacteria, or necrotizing fasciitis, isn’t fiction. Aimee Copeland, a 24-year-old graduate student from Georgia, is fighting for her life in an Augusta hospital after contracting one type known as aeromonas hydrophila during a zip line adventure… It is sometimes swallowed by swimmers, causing stomach or intestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea. It […]

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Tags: CNN Blog, flesh-eating bacteria, necrotizing fasciitis

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