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Characteristic Elfin Like Facial Features
Genetic: Downs is cause by trisomy 21 tow many genes at chromosome 21. There are 22 pairs of chromosomes and two pairs of sex chromosomes. The extra chromosome on 21 is what gives people the features with increased or decreased penetrance. Cause by nondisjunction in meiosis when the chromosomes of sperm and egg combine, the extra chromosome on #21 cause the features. ...Read more
Does insulin resistance cause changes in facial structure or features? Or does the face become swollen? Or coarse facial features?
Behcet Syndrome: Behcet syndrome is defined as a triad of symptoms: genital ulcers, oral (mouth) ulcers, and inflammation of a part of the eye called the uvea (uveitis). Cause is unknown, and the disease is best managed by a rheumatologist and an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
FASD: The image shows the characteristics. Sometimes they can be subtle, and would need a doctor to identify. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Many, many causes from temporary gas to a nasty disease. ...Read more
Big subject!: I wish i could do everybody's homework assignments in 400 characters. Get a good pathology textbook such as robbins or a website you trust and read up on the lymphocytic and lymphoblastic leukemias, hodgkin's disease, and the non-hodgkin's lymphomas. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bell's palsy: Bell's palsy is the term for a disturbance of the facial nerve to the muscles of one side of the face. Most are spontaneous and rapid in onset. The cause is presumed to be viral mostly. The nerve swells in its narrow bony outlet and loses function. That side of the face droops - eye lids and mouth with visual and eating disturbance.Have immediate evaluation by your doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can be: Certain dementias are associated with abnormal postures or movements. Partial listing includes huntington's disease, wilson's disease, neurosyphilis, aids dementia, lewy body disease. In some cases abnormal facial expression precedes the clinical dementia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rogue warrior: Your immune system is supposed to fight infection and leave your body alone. For various reasons, sometimes, your immune system runs amok and damages healthy organs/tissues. Just about every part of the body can be harmed by auto-immune disease. Some auto-immune diseases are dangerous and must be treated with strong drugs to reduce immune function (which can lead to infection =( ). ...Read more
Potentially: Yes, potentially. The term "tic" refers to a non voluntary movement disorder that can be repetitive. A patient with schizophrenia can potentially develop a "tic" as part of their condition or as a side affect from the medication they use as well. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with a therapist. ...Read more
Depressed scars: Inflammatory acne with cysts can cause depression of skin as ice picks, rolling scars or irregular indentations. In some cases on chest back and even on face tbere may be raised scar tissue. Treatment can include dermal fillers such as artefill, subcison or scar release, and fractionated co2 or erbium laser to improve appearance of scars. Repeated sessions can achieve over 50% improvement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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