pathoprofile

Multiple Myeloma

INTRODUCTION  Multiple myeloma (MM) is a build-up of tumour plasma cells in the bone marrow.1 Although considered a rare cancer, making up only ~1% of all cancer types, MM is the second most common hematologic…


Congenital insensitivity to pain

Introduction Pain is an essential sensation that has developed in complex organisms as an evolutionary mechanism to signal impending danger. Without pain, day-to-day functions become incredibly compromised. Pain is responsible for triggering the adoption of…


Multiple Sclerosis

Introduction Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, demyelinating, neurodegenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). It is the most common cause of non-traumatic neurological damage among young adults, affecting approximately 0.24% of the North…


Pathoprofile: Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is an age-related neurodegenerative disorder characterized by gradual cognitive decline. With 44 million people affected worldwide, it is one society’s most prevalent degenerative diseases. The number of Canadians suffering from Alzheimer’s or a related…