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Can Sepsis Effect The Bone Children And Adults
Infection in the blood is also known as Sepsis. Sepsis is a condition in which a person has a blood infection, usually caused by bacteria. The bacteria get into the bloodstream and are spread all over the body. The infection plus the immune system's response to it causes the symptoms of sepsis, which include fever, rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, high white ...Read more
Do obese children have advanced bone ages, which lead to lower adult heights? If so, can that be corrected with weight loss?
Yes/maybe: Particularly in girls, obesity can advance bone age because of increases in adrenal androgens and increased aromatization of androgens to Estrogens through increased fatty tissue. That said, earlier puberty often ensues which further advances bone age and can limit final height potential. Losing weight may help to slow things down, at least not to further accelerate the maturation process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, and adults too: Vaccination decreases the spread of serious bacterial infections through the population. Since the main route of spread is through children in school/daycare, vaccinating these children reduces the risk of infection and sepsis in their parents and grandparents. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do low or high blood serotonin level in children affect their bone growth ? To what extent it's effect?
Under investigation: I've heard little since 2011 but it's true that hi levels played a role in suppressing bone growth. There was a NYTimes piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/27/health/research/27bone.html and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2940494/ Other systems ae involved too. It's not candy! ...Read more
1:50,000 is the : overall incidence. Multiple Hereditary Exostoses, Types I, II & III map to genes on chromosomes 8, 11 & 19, respectively. Multiple osteochondromas can occur in a few other syndromes, also. See http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/hereditary-multiple-exostoses. His pediatrician or pediatric orthopedist can order a Chromosomal Microarray & refer him for a clinical genetics evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What causes you to be born without a tail bone? And, if you don't have one, does that mean your children won't either?
Coccyx: The Coccyx, commonly referred to as the tailbone, is the final segment of the vertebral column. In rare cases, one can be born with a congenital anomally and lack of a tali bone, but this is not common. Having this condition, would most likely increase the risk of offspring having the similar trait, but as stated this in uncommon. ...Read more
Not realy known: There is not a specific etiology of the bone cyst, however, cohen theorized that the unicameral bone cyst occurs when interstitial fluids in cancellous bones quickly accumulate in one region from blockage to expand and form the cyst. ...Read more
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more
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