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Can A Mother With Lupus Pass It On To Her Child
Yes: Most of herpes viral infection in newborns happens when their mothers had a primary herpes infection during the pregnancy. Women who have had same infection prior to current pregnancy are much less likely to transmit the infection to their newborns, even if they experience flare-up of infection during the pregnancy. ...Read more
Congenital syphilis: Congenital syphilis is due placental transmition of the the bacterial spirocete pregnant women with secondary syphilis. Theoretically, her mate could avoid catching syphilis because the woman does not have to have open syphilitic chancre sores. Primary or secondary syphilis could be passed on to a child during vaginal delivery due to open sores. Mate could bthen ecome infected if woman untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies with defect: The heritable nature of alopecia varies with the type. Alopecia areata has a 20% familial risk while androgenic alopecia varies from sporadic (4%), to recessive in females (up to 25%).It would not necessarily appear early in a baby, who often go through natural periods of minimal hair presence before the acquire their normal hair. A discussion with your dermatologist or pcp could clarify. ...Read more
Not directly: A pregnant mother can not pass lupus to her unborn baby., and it is not directly inherited like other genetic diseases. ...Read more
Possible: Transmission of this disease to a fetus will occur if the germ enters the bloodstream of the mother which is most likely in the first 4 yrs of untreated disease. Transmission to a sexual partner requires contact with a contageous sore, seen or unseen, for germ passage. If the sores have healed before sexual contact, sexual transmission is less likely but many sores are unseen. Possible not likely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MS GENETICS: Multiple sclerosis is an autoimmune disease in people with genetic susceptibilities under specific environmental influences. Certain genes create increased risk such as hla-dr-1, hla-dr-2, and hla-dr-b1, but parental presence is not necessarily directly passed from parent to child and MS is not considered specifically a genetic disorder. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it is possible, however if pregnant woman is treated with anti-hiv medications during pregnancy or at least during labor and baby after birth receives appropriate prophylaxis for several weeks, this risk is small but never 0. Expecting mother and newborn baby need to be followed by appropriate specialist and follow treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a mother that was diagnosed with fetal alchol syndrome herself pass the genetics on to her child?
Can a person with Lyme disease pass it to their children? Can the father whom is infected with the virus pass it onto his children during conception?
Yes and yes: If the mother has lyme disease, it can be passed to the fetus during pregnancy. If the infected mother is treated with a conservative dose of antibiotics during preg, lyme doesn't circulate so doesn't infect fetus. Infected male partner can pass the infection through semen to partner. Lyme is a bacteria not a virus. ...Read more
Contageous/different: The child with true scarlet fever is infected with a strain of strep a that produces chemicals that cause the red rash.Infants in close contact (mucous or droplet secretions) have ~1/4 risk in acquiring the germ, less if contact is distant. Infants often have more a nasal carriage than throat.(to guide testing)after 24hrs on meds the infected kid is not likely to pass it to anyone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a woman and man with genital herpes concieve a baby without passing it alone to the unborn child?
YES!!: And your obstetrician will determine if you need a C-section to avoid a problem to the baby passing through the birth cana. Otherwise your baby is safe ...Read more
My child CMV when born, how would she be tested to see if the CMV had affect on her learning disability. She is 8yrs and she is at a level of a 2yrs?
Difficult Answer: It will be very diffcult to tell if your child's learning issues are due to CMV infection or another etilogy all together. I amsure that you ahve very good doctors, therpaists & specialist helaping you with her care- they are the best ones to answer this question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: There is no evidence linking the two issues. ...Read more
Yes, sort of: Allergy, and in kids asthma is almost always a symptom of allergy, runs in families. Major risk factors for asthma in kids are (1) mom has asthma (2) the child has eczema. If neither parent nor the older kids have allergies or asthma the risk that the next child will have asthma is low regardless of asthma in other relatives. Whatever the risk you can cut it in half by not smoking! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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