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What is charles bonnet syndrome?

What is charles bonnet syndrome?

Hallucinations: Charles bonnet syndrome is the occurence of visual hallucinations in blind people, especially those with retinal disease. Patients who experience these should be reassured that they are not psychiatric in nature. ...Read more

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What exactly is charles bonnet syndrome?

What exactly is charles bonnet syndrome?

Hallucinations: This is a central nervous problem in which a portion of the visual field is lost (usually from stroke) and the person perceives formed visual illusions in the blinded area that frequently are quite dramatic and real to them. ...Read more

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Visual hallucinations is a normal symptom of charles bonnet syndrome, true?

Visual hallucinations is a normal symptom of charles bonnet syndrome, true?

Charles Bonnet syndr: Mentally healthy people with significant visual loss can have visual hallucinations.

Hallucinations do not occur in any other senses.
Please see an ophthalmologist for the diagnosis, . ...Read more

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Is there any treatment for charles bonnet syndrome accompanying macular degeneration?

Is there any treatment for charles bonnet syndrome accompanying macular degeneration?

No: I don't think so. But ask a neurologist- they may have some new meds that can help. ...Read more

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Is there any treatment, therapy or cure for charles bonnet syndrome following macular degeneration?

Is there any treatment, therapy or cure for charles bonnet syndrome following macular degeneration?

Yes: Cbs occurs with chronic severe bilateral vision loss and results in formed and unformed visual hallucinations. Severe bilateral amd is a common cause. The first step in therapy is inquiring whether at risk patients are having this experience. If so, reassurance goes a long way. Medical therapy may also reduce the intensity of the visual hallucinations. ...Read more

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I have barretts syndrome how did I get it?

I have barretts syndrome how did I get it?

Reflux: Barrett's is a response to chronic reflux of stomach content; not entirely known if it is due to acid, bile, enzymes, other. Not everyone with chronic reflux gets barrett's changes in esoph; cells look like normal stomach and intestinal cells (except not in intestine), less resistant to effects of refluxed stuff; become more damaged, abnormal, down the road to ca in minority. Freq. Endoscopy, rx. ...Read more

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What's eagle-barrett syndrome?

What's eagle-barrett syndrome?

Congenital syndrome: 'prune belly' syndrome is a congenital disorder of the urinary system, characterized by a triad of symptoms: (no abdomen wall muscles, bladder dysfunction, undesc. Testes)
the syndrome is named for the mass of wrinkled skin that is often present on the abdomen. Prune belly syndrome is a rare, genetic, birth defect affecting about 1 in 40, 000 births.[1] about 97% of those affected are male. ...Read more

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What is eagle-barrett syndrome?

What is eagle-barrett syndrome?

Prune-belly syndrome: Prune-belly or eagle-barrett syndrome is a rare form of fetal obstructive uropathy with reported incidence of 1:20, 000-1:50, 000 births. No definite genetic etiology has been determined, although seen 95% in male fetuses. 10% of affected cases have cardiac defects as well. Many affected individuals perish perinatally from lung hypoplasia and kidney failure - not always lethal, though. ...Read more

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What is eagle-barrett syndrome?

What is eagle-barrett syndrome?

Prune-belly syndrome: Prune-belly or eagle-barrett syndrome is a rare form of fetal obstructive uropathy with reported incidence of 1:20, 000-1:50, 000 births. No definite genetic etiology has been determined, although seen 95% in male fetuses. 10% of affected cases have cardiac defects as well. Many affected individuals perish perinatally from lung hypoplasia and kidney failure - not always lethal, though. ...Read more

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Diagnosis of eagle barrett syndrome.?

Diagnosis of eagle barrett syndrome.?

Prune-belly syndrome: Prune-belly or eagle-barrett syndrome is a rare form of fetal obstructive uropathy with reported incidence of 1:20, 000-1:50, 000 births. No definite genetic etiology has been determined, although seen 95% in male fetuses. 10% of affected cases have cardiac defects as well. Many affected individuals perish perinatally from lung hypoplasia and kidney failure - not always lethal, though. ...Read more

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Is there an operation for barretts syndrome besides halo?

Yes: Nissen fundoplication and esophagectomy are 2 other options but both are much more invasive than the endoscopic ablation technique that you mentioned. ...Read more

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What's pisa syndrome?

Pisa syndrome: A persistent administration of antipsychotic can produce persistent dystonia, which is called pisa syndrome. ...Read more

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What is mrkh syndrome?

What is mrkh syndrome?

MRKH Syndrome: Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser (MRKH) syndrome - the vagina & uterus are underdeveloped or absent. ...Read more

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What's downs syndrome?

What's downs syndrome?

Downs syndrome: Down syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes lifelong mental retardation, developmental delays and other problems. Down syndrome varies in severity, so developmental problems range from moderate to serious. ...Read more

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What's ribtip syndrome?

What's ribtip syndrome?

Rib-tip Syndrome: Rib-tip syndrome is also called “costo-iliac impingement syndrome”. It occurs when the top of the hip bone touches or rubs on the lowest rib & leads to pain. ...Read more

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What is berhs syndrome?

What is berhs syndrome?

Genetic blindness: This is an autosomal recessive disease (i.e., the patient inherits one defective gene from each parent), with progressive loss of vision and sometimes other neurologic problems. Carriers (one copy of the gene) may have some visual problems. There is no specific treatment, and my hope is that if you or someone you know is affected, good supportive care will be available. ...Read more

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What is sharpe syndrome?

What is sharpe syndrome?

Sharpe Syndrome: Its another name for mixed connective tissue disease, an autoimmune disease with features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis, sometime referred to as undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Individuals who have this condition are best served by a rheumatologist (an internist with subspecialty training in rheuamtology). ...Read more

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What is cowden syndrome?

What is cowden syndrome?

Tumor family: This is a fairly common trait passed parent-to-child, 50% chance, in which certain tumors are substantially more common and there may be curious bumps especially on the skin. It is not curable but if good surveillance for tumors is maintained, it's manageable. Several genetic loci are known especially pten, and genetic counseling is available. ...Read more

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What is reye's syndrome?

What is reye's syndrome?

Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure, coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any salicylate product was recognized. After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read more

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What is ashburg syndrome?

What is ashburg syndrome?

Asperger syndrome: I'm assuming is Asperger syndrome. Is a mild form of autism. Consult with a pediatric psychologis & psychiatrist. ...Read more

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What is Alstrom syndrome?

What is Alstrom syndrome?

Very rare genetic dz: This is a very, very rare genetic disorder, which can cause obesity, blindness, and hearing loss. See this article: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Alstr%C3%B6m_syndrome ...Read more

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What is horner's syndrome?

What is horner's syndrome?

Read: Horner's syndrome is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating of the face on the same side; redness of the conjunctiva of the eye is often also present. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read more

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What is hoigne's syndrome?

What is hoigne's syndrome?

Penicillin injection: Hoigne syndrome is due to an embolism caused by injection of procaine penicillin into muscle with subsequent neurologic problems. It is hypothesized that some of the drug may have entered the blood stream. ...Read more

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What is sjögren’s syndrome?

What is sjögren’s syndrome?

Dryness arthritis: Typically it is dryness of eyes, mouth, arthritis, swelling of salivary glands. ...Read more

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What is kallman's syndrome?

What is kallman's syndrome?

Genetic Condition: Kallmann's syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by the failure to commence or complete puberty.

It causes hypogonadism (low level of circulating sex related hormones; testosterone in men and estrogen and Progesterone in women) and is accompanied by a total lack of the sense of smell (anosmia) or a heavily reduced sense of smell (hyposmia).

The diagnosis is made by a full endocrine eval. ...Read more

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What is sundowner syndrome?

What is sundowner syndrome?

"sundowning": It is the tendency of elder and sometimes not so old patients to get a bit more disoriented and anxious in the evening. ...Read more

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What is v.a.t.e.r. syndrome?

What is v.a.t.e.r. syndrome?

Birth defect: It is not a syndrome but an association of defects. It's not genetic. Also called VACTERL or VATER association. A person who has these has a birth defects (anomalies) in at least 3 of these areas: Vertebral, Anorectal, Cardiovascular, Tracheoesophageal fistula, Esophageal atresia, Renal and/or Radial anomalies, Limb defects. See this article: https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/VACTERL_association ...Read more

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Is frey's syndrome familial?

Is frey's syndrome familial?

No: Frey's syndrome is also called auriculotemporal nerve syndrome. This occurs after damage to this nerve in the face from trauma (birth trauma, gun shot, surgery, etc) and as the nerve "regrows" it goes to the surface rather than to the salivary gland. When a person eats something and salivates, the develop a red, non-itchy rash along the face where the nerve is. It's not familial. ...Read more

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What causes Ambras syndrome?

What causes Ambras syndrome?

Ambras Syndrome: Ambras syndrome is a very rare type of hypertrichosis (excess hair) a congenital skin disease characterized by excessive hair growth on the entire body, with the exception of the palms, soles, and mucous membranes. Werewolf Syndrome. ...Read more