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Dr. Victoria Acharya

Pediatrics
Ehrenberg, CA

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Pediatrics

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English

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64 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Acharya
Specializes in Pediatrics
Hemangioma?: I'm guessing you are asking about a red birthmark made up of blood vessels called a strawberry hemangioma, it is not present at birth, usually appears by 1 month as a bright red bump, grows rapidly, then usually disappears by age 9 years. After that it can be removed for cosmetic reasons. Please ask us again if that was not your question!
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Acharya
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: The maternal antibodies that cross the placenta react with the fetus' blood, causing hemolysis (blood breakdown) in utero or soon after birth. The baby does not have a mature immune system, so cannot mount a clinically significant response that would affect the mother. Mothers of course suffer emotionally along with their babies, but there is no medical suffering for the mother.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victoria Acharya
Specializes in Pediatrics
Doubtful: I couldn't locate a controlled study on long-term effects if surgery is not done. In most cases the condition is cosmetic, and there were no reported deaths. Severe pectus excavatum does decrease lung and cardiac function, however, basically through compression and smaller volumes. A pediatric surgeon would be able to give you a better idea of the future after checking the individual patient.

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Acharya is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 30, 2015
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University of Arizona College of Medicine, AZ
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