NIH researchers identify genetic cause of new vascular disease – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Iím Joe Balintfy. Researchers have identified the genetic cause of a rare vascular disease.
Gahl: We studied here a vascular disease that affected the large vessels of the lower extremity and also affected some of the joint capsules of our body.
Narrator: Dr. William Gahl is with the National Human Genome Research Institute and directs the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program.
Gahl: And the way that it affected those vessels, there was calcification of those vessels and also some enlargement of the vessels and so blood wasnít actually going through those vessels appropriately.
Narrator: He adds that symptoms of the disorder include leg and joint discomfort. For more information on this newly discovered disease, visit www.nhgri.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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