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What is progeria and what causes it?

What is progeria and what causes it?

Supportive care: This rare pattern of premature aging is caused by a random new genetic mutation. Assessment and confirmantion of any such DX by a geneticist is imperitive. Most work with a team of specialists who can monitor the DX specific healthrisks & provide guidence for your local source of care.They can also help you find support groups & other parents in the same situation. ...Read more

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Pancytopenia (Definition)

This is a decrease in all the cell lines of your blood. Meaning the white count, hemoglobin and platelets. If someone is anemic, the hemoglobin is low. If someone us thrombocytopenic, the platelet count is low. If someone is pancytopenic, all cell lines are ...Read more


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What is dermatofibroma? What causes it and what are its symptoms?

What is dermatofibroma? What causes it and what are its symptoms?

Skin bump: Harmless. If you want, it is easy to remove. I suspect that some result from bug bites but nobody knows. If you pinch a DF, the upper skin above the lesion will dimple unlike other skin lesions. ...Read more

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Asparational pneumonia, what is it and what causes it?

Asparational pneumonia, what is it and what causes it?

Aspiration Pneumonia: This is caused by stomach contents leaking up one's esophagus and going into your trachea (wind pipe) and going into the lungs. The stomach contents can damage the lungs and bacteria in the stomach contents can cause an infection in the lung. Strokes, alcohol , some drugs, several diseases can make this more likely. ...Read more

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What is microcytic anemia and how is it caused?

What is microcytic anemia and how is it caused?

Several causes: Microcytic anemia means that the red blood cell count is low, and that the red blood cells are small. This is most common in iron deficiency anemia and in thalassemia (a hereditary form of anemia). It may also be seen in less common forms of anemia. ...Read more

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What is leuckocytopenia? What causes it?

What is leuckocytopenia? What causes it?

Low White count: Leuko=white, cyto=cell, penia=count or amount. This is a condition of low circulating white blood cells. These are infection fighting cells. They are made in the bone marrow and stored there and and in the spleen, lymph nodes and elsewhere. There are many causes for this condition of low white blood cell coutnts. Too much to covere in this space. Speak with pcp/hematologist-oncologist. ...Read more

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What is streptococcus and what causes it ?

What is streptococcus and what causes it ?

Streptococcus: It is a bacteria, there are different group of this bacteria ( group a, b, c...), some of them can cause pneumonia , sore throat ( strep throat), urinary tract infection etc..., you can get them from someone who is already infected , or breathing droplets(droplets from sneezing, coughing ) that are contains the bacteria, strep can cause , pink eye, meningitis, erysipela, "flesh-eating" infections. ...Read more

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What is enterococcus, and what it causes. Can this be cured?

What is enterococcus, and what it causes. Can this be cured?

A Bacteria: Enterococcus is a genus of gram positive bacteria with multiple species. The bacteria generally live commensally in our intestines. However, there are certain strains that have become resistant to many antibiotics and can cause serious illness and need treatment by an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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What is uveitis and what causes it?

What is uveitis and what causes it?

Um..: Too vague. An inflammation of the uvea. Often idiopathic. Could be due to host of infectious/inflammatory diseases. ...Read more

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What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

What is lichenoid and how is it treated and what is the cause?

Lichenoid Dermatitis: It is believed that lichenoid dermatitis is caused by an allergic reaction to medication or other chemicals, or that it develops as a result of a viral infection. Treatment is to remove the cause and treat with topical prescription cortisone. ...Read more

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What is pleurisy?  what causes it, and what are the treatments?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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What is pleurisy?  what causes it, and what are the treatments?

Pleurisy: Pleurisy is an inflammation of the lining of the lung tissues, pleura. Some of the causes include infections (viral, bacterial, tb, fungal), autoimmune diseases, blood clots, and injuries. Treatments should be directed towards the underlying cause such as antibiotics for the bacterial infection. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs can help control the pain associated with it. ...Read more

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What exactly is batophobia, and what causes it?

What exactly is batophobia, and what causes it?

Batophobia: Batophobia is the abnormal fear of heights or being near objects of great height like skyscrapers or mountains, etc. We don't know precisely what causes phobias, but brain chemicals, genetics, and traumatic experiences all may play a part. Fortunately there are reliable treatments for phobias, if you consult with a psychologist skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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What is bell's palcy? What are its causes and what is it's treatment?

What is bell's palcy?
What are its causes and what is it's treatment?

CN 7 Paresis: Idiopathic cn vii paresis (bell's palsy) refers to dysfunction of the seventh cranial nerve which causes weakness or paralysis of the muscles of your face. The causes are many and here a few of the more common causes: viral- ebv, cmv, hsv lyme's disease multiple sclerosis however, most times the cause is unknown or the viral cause is not proven because of a lack of acute and convalescent titers. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is myositis and what causes it?

Could you explain what is myositis and what causes it?

Weakness>Pain: Myositis is inflammation of muscles caused by autoimmune attack of the muscle tissue. It can sometimes be painful but the primary symptom is progressive weakness (over weeks and months). Affected muscles are usually proximal (closer to the body) such as shoulders and hips while wrists/hands and feet are usually spared. Sometimes accompanied by Raynaud's and purple/red rash around eyes and on chest ...Read more

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What is arthrsis and what causes it?

Different types: Many different types of arthritis, from wear and tear types (osteoarthritis), to inflammatory types (like rheumatoid), to deposition types (like gout). Different types, different causes and different treatments. ...Read more

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What is phlebitis, and what causes it?

What is phlebitis, and what causes it?

Vein problem: Inflammation of a vein is phlebitis, and the causes are blood clot, chemical irritation as following intravenous medications, indwelling intravenous catheter, trauma, and infection. Presentation is with redness, cord-like feel of the involved veins, tenderness, swelling, heat. ...Read more

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What is gastritis and what causes it in vegan?

What is gastritis and what causes it in vegan?

Many causes: That you are a vegan is of little consequence. The most common cause of gastritis is helicobacter; alcohol and medications are also important, and worry / physical stress can produce a gastritis as well. If you are a vegan because of revulsion to factory farming, then i admire you greatly. ...Read more

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Could you explain what is cardiomyopathy and what causes it?

Could you explain what is cardiomyopathy and what causes it?

Complex: There are 3 types: hypertrophic (walls are too thick), dilated (enlarged chamber, weak muscle) and restrictive (abnormal relaxation and filling) - all can cause heart failure. There are too many causes to list here. The most common: unknown cause (idiopathic), hypertensive, ischemic, viral, inherited, alcohol induced, chemotherapy induced. ...Read more

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What causes a muscle knot and what is it exactly?

Mike Moore Dr. Moore
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What causes a muscle knot and what is it exactly?

Could be...: A muscle spasm, or it could be an injury or tear in the muscle. Either way, if you have significant weakness in a muscle, or loss of range of motion of a joint, can't walk, or can't reach or hold a object in your hand, you should see a doctor without delay. Imple muscle knots or spasms are frequently related to too little or too much stretching of the muscles. Yoga or tai chi may abe helpful. ...Read more

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What is hpv? What exactly is HPV and what causes it?

What is hpv? What exactly is HPV and what causes it?

HPV is a virus: Hpv is human papilloma virus that can be transmitted during sex. The virus causes pre cancerous conditions of the cervix, vagina, or vulva. Over time, if not treated, these skin changes can develop into cervical or vaginal or vulvar cancer. Many people have hpv but have no symptoms. As of right now there is no medicine to get rid of hpv once it is there. ...Read more

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What is astigmatism? And what causes it?

What is astigmatism? And what causes it?

Eye mishapend: astigmatism is when the eye or its structures are not round (spherical). It commonly is on the cornes but may be in the lens or the shape of the eye itself. ...Read more