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A 43-year-old member asked:

both of my sons are sick with duchenne muscular dystrophy. is there a cure?

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Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
Neurology 58 years experience
Not yet: Physical therapy and low dose steroids is all we have at the moment except some experimental studies.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatric Neurology 51 years experience
Unfortunately no: Unfortunately there is no cure at this time. A great deal of research is taking place regarding treatment.

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Am I more likely to have sons if I get infected with toxo while pregnant, or is this an old wives tale?

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No: Toxoplasmosis is a parasitic disease that is caused by a protozoan. It has nothing to do with determining the sex of the baby. But, can cause serious complications during pregnancy if not treated.
A 21-year-old member asked:

How can we tell our child about his muscular distrophy in a truthful but not frighteneing way?

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Dr. Glen Elliott
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Gently and gradually: Children have the right to know when they have a problem, especially one as serious as muscular dystrophy. However, there are various types of MS that have quite different courses. Starting with validating the symptoms as "real" not imaginary can be a great first step. Making it clear they can ask questions and get real answers is the major goal.
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My son is away from home, and doesn't want to wear diapers or get anyone to help him change them. What should we do?

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Dr. Prakash Bhoopalam
Pediatrics 43 years experience
Tantrums !: If he is under 2 years of age and dictating to you it is a like temper tantrums. I would just hold him down , put the diapers on and then put his regular clothes on and ignore his tantrums.
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My 9 month old son has 82% efficent kedney on left & 18% on right, what may be consequences?

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Depends on pbm: Your ? Does not list the origin of the problem. Loss of fcn can be attributed to structure/blockage/infection/ metabolism. Any or all may have differing outcomes. A top question in my mind is the potential for hypertension from changes in the weak kidney & or progressive loss of function.Close followup with your physician and a frank discussion of the future surveylance needs are in order.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How do I know my 27 weeks old premie son can hear?

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Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Loud: Get tested or try clapping your hands really loudly and see if he startles.

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