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is crest syndrome fatal

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
38 years experience in Hand Surgery
Can't: Crest syndrome is an auto-immune disorder that includes calcinosis, raynaud's disease, scleroderma, telangectasia and esophageal dysphagia. It has no ... Read More

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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Lab work: If you have some of the classic findings and an anti-centromere antibody, you're likely to receive the diagnosis. It's not always severe and sometimes ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Basic doctoring: We have a joke in clinical medicine -- if a $10000 workup comes back without a clear answer, do a history and physical exam. The anti-centormere is se ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Gujer
25 years experience in Anesthesiology
Read: Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. It is a type of autoimmune ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Lipton
29 years experience in Holistic Medicine
POTS: Syndrome is a group of symptoms pots, is postural orthostatic and tachycardia, is a dysfunction of blood pressure and heart rate , it is not fatal.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Ushers, an inherited combination of retinitis pigmentosa and deafness, is not life threatening; but obviously severely life altering.
A female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
No: Fragile X syndrome is a genetically inherited form of mental retardation.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Frequently.: At least 20% mortality is expected with this diagnosis. If diagnosed in utero, termination of pregnancy should be offered <24 weeks. A 3-step sequence ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Excess cortisol: Cushing's disease is excessive cortisol in the body from a pituitary tumor that leads to its secretion.Cushing's syndrome refers to the stigmata with ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Sometimes: Marfan syndrome is preventable when the adults who know they have Marfan syndrome thoughtfully choose not to have biological children (50% of their ch ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience in Cardiology
Crest syndrome: Different from scleroderma only by sparing the kidneys.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: Compartment syndrome is related to trauma or injury resulting in internal swelling, usually affecting the leg or less often the arm.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Usher syndrome is a condition characterized by severe to profound hearing loss and progressive vision loss. The genetic mutations cause deterioration ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Compartment syndrome: is primarily a clinical, rather than an imaging, diagnosis. That said, MRI is very sensitive at detecting signs of compartment syndrome.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna-Kaisa Niemi
15 years experience in Clinical Genetics
No: Down syndrome is not a recessive condition. It is caused by an extra chromosome #21. We normally have a pair (=two copies) of each chromosomes #1-22. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as au ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Fibromyalgia is accompanied by a certain degree of misery and discomfort, it will not cause loss of life. The only risk is profound depression which ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
18 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Not generally...: ...But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be taken seriously. It can cause significant disruption in restful sleep. If you are taking other medications, t ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olivia Liao
30 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not progressive: But will always need follow up eye exams to monitor for possible glaucoma.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
OA: Usually joint pain with intermittent swelling. Usually activity-related.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Marfan syndrome: affects the body's connective tissue and can cause problems in the eyes, joints, and heart. Marfan syndrome has no cure, but doctors can provide sympt ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Drescher
48 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes, with difficulty: Munchaussen's syndrome is difficult to treat because, in most cases, the individual really does not want to get treatment. Once he/she does want trea ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
46 years experience in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Turner's Syndrome: The prognosis for turner's syndrome diagnosed at birth is usually good. They will be short. They have streaked gonads. They can have a webbed neck. Th ... Read More
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