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What is "chinese restaurant syndrome"..?

What is "chinese restaurant syndrome"..?

Chinese Food: often contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is classified by the FDA as a flavor enhancer that is “generally recognized as safe”. Per Mayo Clinic- research hasn't shown a definite link btwn MSG & “MSG Symptom Complex” which may include: headache, flushing, sweating, facial pressure, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck,etc, palpitations, chest pain, nausea or weakness. > ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

No: Miller Syndrome is a rare condition affecting the face and arms- here is a link with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/miller-syndrome Miller-Fisher syndrome is causes poor muscle coordination and paralysis of the eye muscles - here is a link for MFS http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm ...Read more

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What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

Disembarkment: Is a rare condition occurring after a motion event such as flying. Causes feelings of swaying or rocking, imbalance, fatigue & low concentration (brain fog), headaches, dizziness. Symptoms worsen by stress or lack of sleep or loud noises. Cause unknown. Some benefit from Benzodiazepines & Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. ...Read more

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Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseasess?

Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseasess?

No: I had to look these up, so thanks for the opportunity for self-education! neither condition is infectious, which makes sense, because if they were, i'm sure there would have been a question about them on the infectious disease board exam. ...Read more

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Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseases?

Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseases?

Syndrome: Jumping frenchmen of maine disorder is either a psychological or neurological, depending on what you believe and is not infectious. Alien hand syndrome can come after brain trauma, stroke, or brain infection. Maybe you could say that is infectious since a brain infection might cause it. But, infectious from someone who has it to another person, that would require the brain to respond the same. ...Read more

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Are miller fisher syndrome and Lyme confondible?

Are miller fisher syndrome and Lyme confondible?

?: Please restate question. I am not sure what you mean by confondible. Lyme disease is a tick borne infection. Miller fisher disease is a rare neurologic disorder. Both can have neurologic symptoms. I hope this helps you. If not please ask again ...Read more

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What is the chinese restaurant syndrome?

What is the chinese restaurant syndrome?

Chinese Food: often contains Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) which is classified by the FDA as a flavor enhancer that is “generally recognized as safe”. Per Mayo Clinic- research hasn't shown a definite link btwn MSG & what is called “MSG Symptom Complex” which can include: headache, flushing, sweating, facial pressure, numbness, tingling or burning in the face, neck,etc, palpitations, chest pain, nausea or weakness ...Read more

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What is XYY syndrome or disease?

What is XYY syndrome or disease?

Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more

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Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Miller Fisher: Miller-fisher variant of guillain barre syndrome is a rare variant of a rare disease that affects the nervous system of people. The cause is an autoimmune reaction which may be triggered by an infection but more often than not the cause is not found. As an example, however, a large number of people could catch the same influenza virus but a minuscule number would get this problem. ...Read more

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What kinds of alcoholic drinks are safe for people with celiac disease? Potato vodka? Gin? Tequila? Wine? Rum? Rice wine?

Many options...: All the things you listed are viable options. Regular wines produced from grapes are allowed. I have seen gluten free beer, but i don't know how palatable it is. See this website for an extensive list.http://www.celiac.com/articles/222/1/gluten-free-alcoholic-beverages/page1.html. ...Read more

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How do you differentiate bartter syndrome from gitelman syndrome?

How do you differentiate bartter syndrome from gitelman syndrome?

See below: Both Bartter and Gitelman syndrome has an impairment in one of the transporters involved in sodium chloride reabsorption in the loop of Henle and distal tubule, respectively. Therefore, low urine concentrating ability and normal or high urine calcium excretion is noted only in Bartter syndrome. ...Read more

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Syndactyly and pie baldness? Are they a syndrome>

Syndactyly and pie baldness? Are they a syndrome>

Are you talking...: ...About piebaldism? That's an inherited situation involving white spots (often mistaken for vitiligo) and a white forelock. Syndactyly is webbing of fingers and/or toes. Both are components of various syndromes, but i don't know of any that involve them in combination. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What do sarcoidosis and persian gulf war syndrome mean?

What do sarcoidosis and persian gulf war syndrome mean?

Uncertain: Please see REF: http://www.militarydisabilitymadeeasy.com/therespiratorysystem.html#w

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Does eating beef broth or soup made from beef bones causes mad cow disease?

Does eating beef broth or soup made from beef bones causes mad cow disease?

No: The agent of MCD is found in the nerves/brain of the infected animal & could be on bones if the slaughtering process mixed the material together. That said, since the MCD surveillance started the risk of the disease is somewhat like the lottery in reverse. If you had ten million chances to win and only1 of 10mil to loose, would you worry about losing.I note only 1 case reported in the US in 2003. ...Read more

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