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what is the life expectancy of a 17 year old with leukodystraphy?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Depends on type: The leukodystrophies are a family of progressive neurologic diseases that are generally fatal and particularly cruel. I wish you comfort in dealing with this difficult problem, and hope that junior's comfort nad dignity can be preserved.

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Is it possible for a seventeen year old to have carpal tunnel syndrome?

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Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Yes: This is unusual and most commonly associated with weight gain and or pregnancy.
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Can a 17 yr old have a stroke? If so what would symptoms be

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Yes but: It's possible, but unusual. Symptoms can be anything neurologic, since a stroke involves the sudden death of neurons (brain cells) due to ischemia (not enough blood flow, or a clot) or hemorrhage (bleeding). Strokes in younger people need to be investigated. Please call your doctor if you're having any symptoms worrisome for stroke = many possibilities, bc anywhere in the brain may be affected.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Sickle cell disease is perhaps the commonest cause of stroke in young people.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

What happens in the end stages of metachromatic leukodystrophy?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Leukodystroph course: Mld is a severe disease that gets worse over time. Eventually people lose all muscle and mental function. Life span varies depending on what age the condition started, but the disease course usually runs 3 - 20 or more years. See: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002185/.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Are leukodystrophies like metachromatic leukodystrophy (mld) treatable?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Leukodystrophy: There is no cure for mld. Bone marrow transplantation may delay progression of the disease in some cases. Other treatment is symptomatic and supportive. Considerable progress has been made with regard to gene therapy in an animal model of mld. (http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/metachromatic_leukodystrophy/metachromatic_leukodystrophy.Htm).
A 32-year-old member asked:

Why does our 17 years old japanese exchange student continually gaiin weight in us?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Diet and exercise: Japanese typically eat a lower calorie diet and walk a great deal more than their us counterparts=wt gain.

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