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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
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
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
Serotonin syndrome: Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with increased serotonergic activity in the central nervous system. It can happen with interactions between drugs, and intentional self-poisoning. It usually presents within 6-24 hours of a change in dose or initiation of a drug. Symptoms include altered mental status, autonomic hyperactivity, and neuromuscular changes. ...Read more
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