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Aspergers Syndrome Is This Caused By Vaccinations
No: Marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in a gene. The gene is dominant, so one mutation inherited from either parent will mean a child gets the disease. Sometimes the mutation is a new mutation, meaning neither parent had it. It is not caused by alcoholism nor by drug abuse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
No, only after a : Really bad outcome from an epidural steroid injection. Epidural injections almost never cause damage to the spinal cord, but it is possible. And if the physician either punctures the end of the spinal cord (near the conus medullaris) or if way too much injectate is placed. Otherwise, specific cauda equine syndrome should not occur with an epidural shot. ...Read more
Angelman s.: Newborns with genetic abnormality involving chromosome #15q ( partial deletion of short piece of that chromosome). ...Read more
No one knows: Asperger's syndrome now has been incorporated into autism spectrum disorders, which a great deal of work is being done to answer your question. We believe that genetics plays a major role as well as abnormalities in the neurological function in the brain. Environmental issues seem only to treatment and support of the illness. ...Read more
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Similar to "OSA": "osa" is obstructive sleep apnea. Uars is repeated arousals from deeper stages of sleep that occur when your upper airway collapses during sleep (its natural for some collapse to occur in everyone). Its a problem when the collapse causes a reduction in airflow, which your brain "sees" then wakes you up to open your airway. Its probably a less severe but similar form of sleep disorder than osa. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the chance that hearing loss is caused by treacher collins syndrome? What are the usual symptoms?
Is bipolar disorder is caused by a nutritional deficiency that can be completely corrected by diet?
Possible,,,unlikely: Shyness manifests in all sorts of ways, and people deal with it in many ways too, including drinking too much. However, blaming a chronic drinking problem on shyness probably misses the point. Alcoholism is a disorder, and we often look for "explanations" as a way of avoiding blame or denying there is a problem. "i'm just shy" is not an answer to why someone drinks to excess. ...Read more
Not that I know: The only likely association i can think is klinefelter's sydrome. But this is not close. Ks is only in males, they tend to be taller than average (similar to marfan's) and may have motor delays and learning problems (similar to autism) . But they usually lack the main features of profound communication and social skills impairment of as. Many/most klindefelter's appear entirely normal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In brief: It has been described in association with a number of drugs which may be used alone or in combination clinically. ...Read more
Parental expectation: In addition to the "genetic" component and imbalanced chemicals in the brain, some bipolar patients had parents who had unrealistic expectations of them and "broke their hearts" by appearing to love them more for what they could accomplish than for who they were. "conditional love" hurts and sometimes the price paid by the often talented child will be difficulty following through on "achieving.". ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My daughter has been diagnosed with Cronic fatigue syndrome which we are tod is caused by a malfunctioning pituitary. Is it beneficial to remove the p?
Says who?: Taking the pituitary gland, or part of it, out, has its own indications, chronic fatigue syndrome isn't one of them. Kindly get your daughter to be referred to an endocrinologist, part of the assessment for her general symptoms is checking her thyroid gland functions and other related disorders, best wishes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to date someone with chronic fatigue syndrome, since that is usually caused by either known or unknown infectious diseases?
Chronic fatigue: The cause or causes (there may be more than one) of chronic fatigue syndrome are unknown. An infection is possible but not proved. If it's an infection, it is not easily transmitted. The frequency of CFS is no higher in friends, coworkers, or sex partners of people with CFS. There is no known risk from dating such persons, with or without sexual contact. ...Read more
Two likely forms: Progeria syndrome is considered a sporadic (new mutation) phenomenon that has few prenatal indicators. At an average birth wt of 6lb (2.7kg), the relatively small size during gestation is not specific to this disorder. There are rare instances of siblings to normal parents, showing that an autosomal recessive form exists.Most begin to show signs by 6-18mo. ...Read more
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