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is it true that hydrocephalus is hereditary

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Dr. Anthony Mosley
23 years experience Neurology
No: No.

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience Radiology
NO: Hydrocephalus can be associated with hearing loss which may improve following insertion of a shunt. Not enhanced hearing.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Reichert
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Hydrocephalus Shunt: Most people who need a diversionary catheter placed for hydrocephalus, require the catheter for a lifetime. Fortunately newer technology can allow a s ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Goodrich
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Hydrocephalus: There is a long list of causes for hydrocephalus including bleeding into the brain, infection, and tumors being just some of the causes.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Arteriosclerosis: Arteriosclerosis is a multifactorial disease. One of the predisposing factors is certainly genetics and so it does have a hereditary component.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: CP involves an injury to the developing nervous system during pregnancy, labor, delivery or the first 3 years of life. The accepted model is lack of n ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
It often is.: Not in 100% of cases, but often it runs in families.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Treatable.: Communicating hydrocephalus is a problem with the absorption of spinal fluid through the arachnoid villi. Rarely the problem can correct itself, but ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Buerger's Disease: According to Mayo Clinic " It's possible that some people may have a genetic predisposition to the disease." http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-condit ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
To a minor degree: Most cases of chrohn's disease are sporadic. There is a small tendency for it to run more commonly in families but identical twins for instance do n ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience Endocrinology
No: Hi. No, not as in a single gene defect. Adrenal enzyme deficiencies (one gene, 2 copies for each enzyme - 1 from mom & 1 from dad) are hereditary. ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Howe
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Generally not: Diverticular disease is generally a sporadic , acquired problem with the large intestine (mainly left colon and sigmoid colon) and considered to be ca ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
No: Compartment syndrome related to trauma, post surgery not genetically related ( not hereditary ) exercise stress related compartment , fascia will n ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Partly true: The disorder is called hereditary hemochromatosis and it is an autosomal recessive disorder. Meaning it is passed from parent to offspring, people can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Kawasaki Syndrome: Kawasaki syndrome (ks) is an acute febrile illness primarily affecting young children. Sudden death occurs due to coronary arteritis accompanied by an ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
No: Generally it isn't (with rare exceptions).
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: No cancer is 100% fatal. Brain tumors/cancer comes in many grades and has a dozen odd sub types. Some have high fatality rates others not so bad such ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Leukocytosis is an elevated white blood cell count. Somebody is thinking of leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells or their near-kin, in w ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
28 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Link to G6PD: Favism is associated with glucose-6-phophate dehydrogenase (g6pd) deficiency and is called favism because the consumption of fava beans causes oxidati ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Macular degeneration is directly related to aging. Given the population with the increasing age, the increase is inevitable.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Yes: Thrombosis is what we call a clot in the artery or vein. The veins are 1/2 of your circulation , and arteries are the other 1/2 , so yes of course th ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. J mark Rheudasil
37 years experience Vascular Surgery
Need info: A surgically created fistula for dialysis is not removed unless infected. An av fistula from other sources may need repair. Why do you have an av fist ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Explain please: Could you rephrase your question? What are you specifically asking about and we can hopefully let you know if it is hereditary or not.
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