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  • Qazi-Markouizos syndrome

    Qazi-Markouizos syndrome is a genetic disorder that can cause physical symptoms and intellectual disability. These symptoms may manifest as weak muscles, delayed development, chronic constipation, and unusual dermatoglyphics. Other disorder characteristics include a narrow and high-arched palate, prominent nasal root, long philtrum, and open mouth with drooling. In some cases, individuals with the disorder may also experience cryptorchidism, hypertelorism, and tapered fingers. Additionally, seizures and abnormal electroencephalograph readings may be present. It’s worth noting that no new information about this condition has been published since 1994.

  • Quadriplegia

    Quadriplegia is a medical condition that results in paralysis of all limbs and areas of the body below the neck. It is commonly caused by injuries to the spinal cord in the neck region but can also arise from specific medical conditions. Although some cases of quadriplegia may be treatable, the majority, especially those caused by injuries, often lead to irreversible paralysis.