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I have adult onset stills d. Im looking for a doct who knows how to treat it, I was diagnosed few months ago, is anybody researching this disease?
Rheumatology: I would recommend that you see a rheumatologist best regards. ...Read more
Mutations of a gene : on Chromosome 17q25.3 that codes for a lysosomal enzyme that breaks down glycogen cause Glycogen Storage Disease Type II or Pompe Disease subtypes . It is autosomal recessive, the mutant gene comes from from both unaffected carrier parents. Age of onset & rate of progression of pelvic & leg, then arm & respiratory muscle weakness vary with subtype. See www.agsdus.org/html/typeiigsd.html. ...Read more
Dehydration: Many different diseases can produce dehydration. This can be related either to increased fluid losses or inadequate intake. A few examples of diseases that may produce dehydration are heat exhaustion or heat stroke, gastroenteritis, any viral or bacterial infection such as a pneumonia, and diabetes. ...Read more
What is the maximum amount of low fat plain yogurt an adult male 46 years old without any major life style disease can have per day.
I know there are thousands of rare diseases but are there any known ones that cause adult height to signif. grow after years of no growth? I'm 39.
That's a strange one: because usually after the ends of the bones fuse in young adulthood, it is not possible for them to lengthen, which is what would be necessary for one to get taller. There is a condition called acromegaly that could cause some bones to get wider, so hands and feet and jaws and forehead can grow. If you are noticing this, you should be checked for pituitary problems. Good luck! ...Read more
Can you please specifically list all conditions or diseases that can result or bring on added inches of growth in height in adults years past puberty?
It is rare: There are rare forms of early-onset alzheimer disease that run in families. These forms of alzheimer disease are usually cause by mutations in one of three genes. People with these mutations often develop alzheimer disease in their 40s and 50s. Families with multiple people suffering from early-onset alzheimer disease may wish to consider genetic testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Legg Calve Perthe's: Disease is seen only in growing children. The broadest age range is 2 years -12 years; average age is 6 years. It can be familial or sporadic. It's more common boys than girls. Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head in adults has a wide variety of underlying causes, like alcoholism, cortisone therapy, gout, sickle cell anaemia & others. ...Read more
Some are some not: Whooping cough is deadly to patients under 6mo old, while adults usually have a bronchitis lasting a few months. Chickenpox is usually a moderate illness in kids, but in the 70's we lost 50 kids/yr .For adults, a larger percentage get chickenpox pneumonia and can die, but that's how the germ works. I can think of many examples where your comment is just not true. Just unexpected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Anyone at any age can have infected tonsils. More common in kids. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more
What happens if an adult gets the chickenpox? It is a childhood disease and I have heard that if an adult gets it is bad. How?
Unusual severity: During the era when 2 million cases a year occurred in the us, few worried about adult cases as most got them as kids. Now with available vaccines, some slip through without disease or vaccinations.Adults can develop a severe pneumonia that can be fatal, with onset soon after the skin findings appear. Vaccination is a good idea for any adult that missed them. ...Read more
What's disease called where a person reaches their adult height after puberty but height suddenly starts growing noticeably again 10-20 yrs. later?
? Acromegaly: need to be checked asap! Good luck ...Read more
If an adult (near 40) doesn't have acromegaly, what conditions/rare diseases could cause sudden, out of the blue growth spurts (several inches total)?
What is the disease or diseases where adult stopped growing normally after puberty but then 13 years later started growing in height again out of blue?
Late height growth: I have not experienced this in my practice. When you stop growing the bone does not continue to grow and certainly not 13 years later. There are conditions where certain parts of your bone structure grow but you don't get taller. That condition is acromegaly. Please see your doctor about this. ...Read more