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how long should congenital adrenal hyperplasia last?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Forever: This is a lifelong genetic issue. Medication & monitoring can decrease the impact on one's life, but it is not like a pneumonia, it doesn't go away after treatment.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can someone be born with hypotension?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Hypotension: This is a broad question. Can someone be hypotensive at birth? Yes. As an infant/toddler/child ? Yes. Hypotension has many causes including infection, blood loss, orthostatic hypotension - especially during pregnancy, etc. A BP of 95/60 is normal and others who would feel ill. If you would be more specific about the circumstances, there are narrower answer. Hypotension can be dangerous.
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What is the condition congenital muscular torticollis?

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Dr. Gamal Boutros
Neurology 39 years experience
At 3 weeks of age: Head deviation in a baby because the neck muscle called sternocleidomastoid got injured, wuth a small bleed followed by contraction--it usually resolve with physical therapy as infant grow but this theory is false in some cases like baby head deviated at birth, happened in utero?Or there is cervical spine abnormality---need follow up consultation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:

Are congenital cataracts rare in teenagers?

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Dr. David Kira
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
Usually: The majority of congenital cataracts are detected during young childhood either by poor vision or a white pupil. Certainly, cataracts may become visually significant in the adolescent years including some metabolic types. It's always a good idea to get at least a single eye checkup during childhood and more regularly if problems develop.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Are people born with scoliosis?

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Dr. Greg Khounganian
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 18 years experience
Yes: There are musculoskeletal conditions that cause scoliosis at birth. In addition there is 'infantile scoliosis'. Scoliosis as an infant newborn can be caused by bone formation abnormalities that don't allow the spine to grow straight. These are called hemivertebrae and segmental bars. As the child grows these can cause the scoliosis to worsen. There are surgical procedures available to treat.
A 39-year-old member asked:

And is one born with scoliosis or does it develop?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
Yes or no: There are several different types of scoliosis. There is a scoliosis that results from congenitlal (born with) deformities within the spine that are the cause of that one type of scoliosis. It is called congenital scoliosis. There are other types that develop and there is some genetic basis for idiopathic scoliosis or what we see in adolescents most commonly.

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