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ulcerative colitis
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A long-term condition where the rectum and colon become inflamed which can lead to ulcers in the colon lining which bleed and produce pus.

Symptoms include blood, pus or mucus in recurring diarrhoea, pain in the tummy and the need to empty your bowels frequently as well as fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite.

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ulcerative colitis
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An A to Z glossary of disabilities

A long-term condition where the rectum and colon become inflamed which can lead to ulcers in the colon lining which bleed and produce pus.

Symptoms include blood, pus or mucus in recurring diarrhoea, pain in the tummy and the need to empty your bowels frequently as well as fatigue, weight loss and loss of appetite.

Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy
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A rare condition which severely weakens the muscles soon after birth and stiffens joints in the knees and elbows.

Ullrich congenital muscular dystrophy is caused by mutations in a number of genes (COL6A1, COL6A2 and COL6A3).

Symptoms include abnormality of the palate and increased wrist mobility.

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unbalanced chromosome translocation
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A rare condition caused by either an extra piece of chromosome and/or a missing piece of another chromosome.

Unbalanced chromosome translocation can cause learning disabilities, developmental delay and additional health complications.

The seriousness of the condition depends on which chromosomes have been affected and how much or how much chromosome material there is.

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Usher syndrome
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The main symptoms of Usher syndrome are hearing loss and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa which causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision.

The condition can also affect a person’s balance.

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