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Can Children Get Als
Not generally: Alzheimers disease is primarily a disease of older people. Development before 60 years of age is uncommon. In younger people some disorders can cause memory impairment such as can occur with trauma to the brain, childhood developmental disorders and drug abuse. Major depression can mimick dementia with slow thinking, lack of initiative, poor self care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Go To School/camp: Because they go to school, clleges/dorms, and camps where there is more chances of contacting the infection if one has it it spreads eassily. ...Read more
Yes, see below: People with down's syndrome (trisomy 21) have genetically impaired intellectual function, i.e., low iq, and are also at greater risk to develop alzheimers type dementia, including at younger ages than others. Dementia is not the same as low iq, it's primarily a memory problem. Worsening memory in an adult with trisomy 21 can be evaluated with psychological testing. ...Read more
MAY BE MEDS INDUCED: U have to know the difference bw parkinsonism and parkinson disease, one is genetic and occurs due to depleted Dopamine in substantia nigra, where we make dopamine, and the other could be due to meds especially due to meds causing it especially antipsychotics may need a neuro consult , if positive for family history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rarely: Primary polycythemias, including congenital polycythemia and polycythemia vera, are rare genetic disorders where one makes too many red blood cells. Its incidence varies from 3-30:100, 000. Secondary polycythemia is a response to hypoxia, transfusion, or injection of erythropoietin. Its incidence is hard to determine, since it is often a benign, self-limited condition, especially in young children. ...Read more
2 years of age: The onset of tourett syndrome is between 2 and 15 years in most of the cases. ...Read more
Yes: Children can get depression as well as adults, although they may not present with the same symptoms. Both can experience changes in sleep and eating patterns, social withdrawal, depressed mood, or even suicidal thoughts. In children, also look for someone who doesn't take pleasure in things they used to enjoy, lots of headaches or stomach aches, or even hallucinations if severe enough. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Roseola.: So common in early childhood, practically no one is susceptible by adulthood. ...Read more
It's possible.: Although less common than in older kids and adults & harder to diagnose given the less developed communication skills, it's possible for a toddler to have migraines.The youngest patient i ever diagnosed with it was 3 years old. If you suspect your child has migraines, see your pediatrician to ensure no other issue. Your child may also need to see a pediatric neurologist for management at that age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clarity: Amyotrophy refers to diabetics who have a lower back metabolic radiculopathy and many of these reverse over 6 months. But if you mean "Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis", which involves motor nerve cells, there is NO cure, and only mediocre palliative interventions. (But the course is variable, and some do far better than others). ...Read more
Eye changes shape: The eyeball gets less round and this changes the way the light is refracted through the lens. ...Read more
No: Cerebral palsy is due to a brain injury sustained before age two. The brain injury is stable, but the manifestations of the injury can change. Once you have been diagnosed with cp, you always have it. Adults can be diagnosed with a CP only if it was missed as a child. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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