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Can an adult get/develope menkes disease?

Can an adult get/develope menkes disease?

Menkes disease: Menkes disease is a genetic hereditary disorder that one is born with. An adult does not acquire this disease. What symptoms you describe would not be menkes disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how pompe disease in adults work?

Can you tell me how pompe disease in adults work?

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

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Is paget's disease found in children or just adults?

Is paget's disease found in children or just adults?

See below: There is a condition called juvenile paget disease, however, this is not true paget disease because of the histologic difference in bone. ...Read more

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Hirschsprung's disease. Can you start getting it as an adult?

Hirschsprung's disease. Can you start getting it as an adult?

No: You can't get this as an adult. A patient has this since birth but the area involved maybe so small that the patient may have gone by without having too many problems . This is called short or ultra short segment hirshsprungs disease. ...Read more

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What are the typical diseases in adults that have symptoms of dehydration?

What are the typical diseases in adults that have symptoms of dehydration?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Growth: I am not aware of any. Once the growth plates in the bones have fused, you're done. Keep in mind that there are variations between AM and PM based on separation of your vertebrae, and of course there can be errors in measurement. ...Read more

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Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

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 more

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