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Benign Acute Childhood Myositis Treatment
Can autoimmune encephalitis triggered by past infection be insidious unlike acute disseminated encephalomyelitis?
Rasmussen syndrome: There are several others that are even less common ...Read more
Yes: Congenital by definition means existing at (and sometimes before )birth. A congenital myocarditis is one complication of measles or rubella in a newborn & may occur with an unvaccinated mother infected in the later stage of pregnancy. Other maternal viral infections may also trigger a myocarditis in a newborn. If the infection occurs after birth, it would not be considered acongenital condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can IgA and resolving post-infectious glomerulonephritis be differentiated without biopsy?
Also, can the acute onset of post-inf gl be asymptomatic?
Yes and no: Acute infers that it is happening now and you won't see an intrauterine infection continuing into childhood. The process burns itself out & you are left with residual heart damage. CMV,rubella, herpes, and other viruses can produce severe organ damage that is usually fatal prior to or soon after birth. Children that have an acute myocarditis in childhood acquire it in the months preceding symptoms ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It involves Chemothe: Typical treatment for acute leukemia requires admission to the hospital for chemotherapy which can make you sick and cause infections. So, most patients end up in the hospital for several weeks to begin with till their leukemia goe sinto a remission which is early benefit of an effective chemotherpy which is the case in half to 2/3 of the cases. Young adults do much better than the old(>60 yrs). ...Read more
It depends: In acute pancreatitis the basic treatment is resting the pancreas, by limiting intake of food. Also you are given IV fluids and pain medication. If the pancreatitis becomes very severe you may need antibiotics and in rare circumstances surgery. The other thing that is done is investigating the cause in order to prevent future attacks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I believe you have: These diagnoses confused. Chronic leukemias display an elevated # of wbcs with morphologic and functional features similar to the mature cells of that lineage (lymphoid-cll vs myeloid-cml). Think of it as not turning off the spigot when the bucket is full. Acute leukemias have features of immature cells for a lineage (aml vs all). Acute leukemias can arise from chronic ones. This is blast crisis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Drugs exist: Previous answer on stress reduction which is really important.However, medications exist that can help too. It does depend on which demyelinating problem (ms, cdip), and what type as some treatments are more indicated for certain kinds of ms for example.Many are powerful immune-modulating drugs, and can be by mouth, shot or IV depending. Best to see someone skilled in treatment, such as neurologist. ...Read more
No: Autoimmune thyroiditis can occur in young children, adolescents and adults of any age. We see it most often in children who have a family history of that condition. In many children that we have seen, it was mild but symptomatic enough that their mother recognized the condition and sought treatment. Even with mild disease in children the treatment can have profound benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be either: In a neonate , depending on circumstances it can be either. If baby is having respiratory distress and a follow up chest X-ray shows increasing ground glass appearance it is likely RDS. Also perinatal history is helpful - whether there was prematurity or premature rupture of membranes. Most times because the baby is small and having distress baby is treated for both with close follow ups. ...Read more
Multiple ways: Leukemia, like any other type of cancer, can be cured in a variable proportion of cases. In many other cases where complete cure is not possible, long-time remission can be achieved. This is usually accomplished by using a combination of medications (chemotherapy). Many times, after chemotherapy, a bone marrow transplant can provide the definitive cure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Granuloma Annulare: Causes, incidence, and risk factors granuloma annulare most often affects children and young adults. It is slightly more common in girls. The condition is usually seen in otherwise healthy people. Occasionally, it may be associated with diabetes or thyroid disease. Its cause is unknown. ...Read more
Legg-Calve-Perthes: Legg-calve-perthes disease is a childhood condition that affects the hip ball-and-socket joint when blood supply is temporarily interrupted to the ball part of the joint. That part of the bone then breaks more easily and heals poorly. Children who have had legg-calve-perthes disease are more likely to develop early osteoarthritis in the affected hip joint as adults which is why pain develops. ...Read more
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