Tag Archives: Syndrome

Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome Explains Abuse of Gypsy Rose in 'The Act'

By now, you’ve probably heard coworkers obsesses over the wildest scenes in The Act, Hulu’s new true-crime series. The eight-part show, now streaming, unravels the bizarre story of Gypsy Blanchard who suffered years of abuse under the care of her mother, Dee Dee Blanchard. Based on a BuzzFeed report by journalist Michelle Dean, the show… Read More »

Restless Legs Syndrome

Restless legs syndrome (RLS) is a sleep disorder in which a person has unpleasant feelings or sensations in the legs. These feelings are described as creeping, crawling, tingling, pulling, or painful. While these sensations happen most often in the calf or lower leg area, they can be felt anywhere from the ankle to the upper… 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 »