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What sort of disease is congenital heart disease?

What sort of disease is congenital heart disease?

Born with it: It is a heart defect you are born with. It may be simple, moderate, or very serious. They include "holes in the heart", valve problems, malformed or absent chambers, valves, or blood vessels. Just under 1 % of all babies are born with some type of defect, often minor and temporary. They are usually diagnosed shortly after birth, occasionally much later. ...Read more

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Could autosomal dominent polycystic kidney disease be an inherited disease?

Could autosomal dominent polycystic kidney disease be an inherited disease?

Yes: As the name implies, "autosomal dominant" indicates genetic pattern of spread to children. In this case, the affected person need only pass one of two genes to his/her child for them to be affected wight he condition. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is creutzfeldt-jacob disease (c.J.D.)?

What sort of disease is creutzfeldt-jacob disease (c.J.D.)?

A prion disease: Cjd is caused by infection/exposure to an abnormal form of the prion protein (pp). The abnormal form of pp is a completely bent out of shape version of the normal pp . This abnormal shape is very hard for the protein to change to spontaneously, but this can happen (1 in a million people). Once changed the abnormal pp changes other pp's and so on as the disease rapidly spreads/kills the brain. ...Read more

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What causes creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

What causes creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Prion disease: Creutzfeld jakob is a disease caused by what are referred to as prions. These are small 'virus-like"(but not actual viruses) segments of genetic material that can be transmitted by eating raw flesh infected with the disease(occurs in cannibals) or transmitted via poorly decontaminated surgical equipment that had been exposed to such. ...Read more

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What distinguishes Parkinson's disease from alzheimer's disease?

What distinguishes Parkinson's disease from alzheimer's disease?

Many things.: Parkinson's Disease will present with physical symptoms such as shakiness, stiffness of the limbs causing a shuffling gait, lack of facial expression causing a mask-like face and the dementia may occur later while Alzheimer's dementia starts with gradual memory problems which begin to get worse in a few years and maybe accompanied with paranoid delusions. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is cat scratch disease?

What sort of disease is cat scratch disease?

Infectious: It is an infection caused by a bacterium called bartonella henselae. ...Read more

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Can you die from having graves disease or hashimoto disease?

Can you die from having graves disease or hashimoto disease?

Only if untreated.: It would be rare to pass away from graves disease or hashimoto disease, as these diseases are easy to diagnose and treat in this era. Very rarely, if a patient was avoiding medical care, the thyroid condition could, in time, become severe enough to be fatal. ...Read more

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Can kawasaki disease happen genetically?

Can kawasaki disease happen genetically?

No: While we have not yet identified the cause of kd, we do know that kd is not a "genetic" disease. However, it is likely that certain genes confer an increased susceptibility for contracting kd or developing some of its complications. ...Read more

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Could lymes disease become a genetic disease?

Could lymes disease become a genetic disease?

No: It is not genetic and is caused by an infectious organism. ...Read more

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Describe prion diseases?

Rare diseases: Prion diseases are rare disorders that the effected and transmitted by misfolded proteins. Read the site below for more information. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/prion-disease. ...Read more

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How often do?Congenital heart disease present as?Heart failure?

How often do?Congenital heart disease present as?Heart failure?

Rarely in utero.: Even severe fetal cardiac defects rarely cause fetal hydrops or heart failure. On the other hand, many severe defects can present as florid cardiac failure in the nursery or the first few days/weeks of life and prompt expert care is mandatory. See: http://texaschildrens.Org/locate/doctors/ayres, -nancy/. ...Read more

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Can you die from congenital heart disease?

Can you die from congenital heart disease?

Yes: Yes. There are several heart defects that you may die from if you are affected. Usually that happens early in life. Many of the defects can be corrected surgically, but not all of them and sometimes despite correction they do not have good prognosis. I would refer you for the list of such conditions to pediatric cardiologist since science in this area is changing constantly. ...Read more

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Where did sexually transmitted diseases originate from?

Where did sexually transmitted diseases originate from?

Evolution at work!: Same as for most infections. There are billions of bacteria and viruses that inhabit our bodies, mostly beneficial or at least harmless but sometimes causing disease. The STDs are caused by some that evolved to cause disease, to survive best in the genital tract, and to require human intimacy for transmission. In other words, they evolved with humans as we ourselves evolved from earlier ancestors. ...Read more

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What's coronary microvascular disease diagnosed with?

What's coronary microvascular disease diagnosed with?

Clinically: This is a clinical diagnosis when stress tests and angiograms reveal no significant obstructions but individuals still have anginal symptoms...In particular diabetics. ...Read more

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How rare is(calcifixiation) end-stage renal disease?

How rare is(calcifixiation) end-stage renal disease?

Not!: Very commonly seen in end stage kidneys, most notably in the arteries. Due to abnormal calcium metabolism, there is also commonly seen calcifications in many other tissues (dystrophic calcifications). ...Read more

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Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

Can hashimoto's disease cause brain demyelinations ?

No: No, Hashimoto's does not cause brain demyelinations. Hashimoto's is an autoimmune thyroid dysfunction which will eventually cause hypothyroidism. During initial stage of Hashimoto's, thyroid function may remain normal or transiently elevated with self resolution. But in long term, most patient with Hashimoto's will develop hypothyroidism requiring thyroid hormone replacement ...Read more

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What's creutzfeldt-jakob disease?

Prion disease: Classic cjd is a human prion disease. It is a neurodegenerative disorder with characteristic clinical and diagnostic features, including ataia, seizures, dementia. This disease is rapidly progressive and always fatal. Infection with this disease leads to death usually within 1 year of onset of illness. For more information please consult the following website: http://www.Cdc.Gov/ncidod/dvrd/cjd/. ...Read more

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Could amyloidosis be wrongly diagnosed as alzheimer's disease?

Could amyloidosis be wrongly diagnosed as alzheimer's disease?

Possibly, not likely: Amyloidosis is a disease that occurs when abnormal substances called amyloid proteins build up in your organs. It is believed that a contributor to alzheimer's disease is the buildup of beta-amyloid. These would be 2 different situations --- amyloidosis effecting the brain & alzheimer's. Unfortunately you could still be dealing with a dementia in either case. ...Read more

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