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Reyes syndrome: Reyes syndrome is caused by giving Aspirin or othersalicylate drumsto a child who has a viral illness such as the flu. One can develop signs of liver failure, which consists of lethergy, vomiting, jaundice, which can cause seizures and eventually coma due high ammonia levels in the blood. ...Read more
Genetic disorder: It can lead to deafness. It accounts for about 5 to 10percent of congenital deafness. Its also associated with thyroid disease and goiters. 75 percent of pts have a goiter. Hearing loss may not be obvious at birth and progress gradually. Minor head trauma may accelerate symptoms. Gene testing would be neccessary. Its autosomal recessive so both parents would have to have an abnormal gene. ...Read more
Who is in danger?: If this is munchausen's by proxy -- an adult injures or sickens a child or lies, all in order to get them admitted to the hospital -- phone child protective services and fill out paperwork on them. If this is simply a person who is so desperate as to seek warmth by pretending to be sick, the family is probably already dysfunctional and drama is unlikely to help & may be disastrous -- be a friend. ...Read more
I have a healthy 15months old boy and preggo again.what are the chances of me having the second child with downs syndrom?
No different: Your chances are no different than they otherwise are for any other baby you might have. ...Read more
Does anyone know of any research on sweet syndrom? I have been diagnosed but only hear it is very rare. Not much info is available.
Sweet's syndrome: Characterized by the presence of white blood cells in the skin. Usually seen in neutropenic patients with cancer (acute leukemia). Present with red or bluish-red papules/nodules/plaques. Commonly at face, neck, and arms. Patients can also have high fevers. Treatment with high dose of steroids. Suggest to see dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to reduce the chances of my future children inheriting asperger's syndrom. I am a 30-year-old male with no kids. So, how much time do I have?
No one knows: Asperger's syndrome is not known to be inherited though genes are thought to play a role. If you are referring to a heightened incidence with an advanced fathers age autism is the full spectrum condition that has been connected to advancing age. Rule of thumb: men's genetic mutations double every 16 yrs. So sooner is better than later. ...Read more