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Could A Child Under 2 Be Diagnosed With Cystic Fibrosis
Yes: CF is an inherited disorder that requires 2 mutations (1 from mother & 1 from father) to lead to the clinical disease. If you have it, you were born with it. Many states in the U.S. Perform newborn screening that can pick the disease up at birth, but it can go undiagnosed for years in some cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are symptoms of cystic fibrosis and could a 19 year old be diagnosed with it or would they have been screened as a child in 1993?
CF : The symptoms of CF vary and there are many mutations associated with this genetic disorder. Some of the symptoms include, chronic cough, production of sputum, chronic pneumonia, digestive problems, especially with fat intake, sinusitis, diabetes. One negative screening test may not have adequately ruled out cf. If you suspect cf, a screening sweat test should be performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Chronic granulomatous disease (cgd) is an immune deficiency that leads to frequent and often severe bacterial and fungal infections. Cgd symptom onset is usually in infancy or early childhood, and 90% of patients with it are males. I would add that there are other, very different conditions with similar names, so your friend should clarify this with his or her doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Newborn boy has a severe mutation delf508 and a 5-t gt12. Was told that he might or might not develop mild cystic fibrosis. How does mild CF manifest?
Varies: Mild CF can vary from recurrent sinus infections, recurrent pneumonia, pancreatitis, fertility problems. One may have no evidence of CF until adulthood. Sometimes the first sign is recurrent pancreatitis in the second or third decade of life. Usually growth is not impaired. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Somewhat: The main risk for candida in patients with cystic fibrosis are for those patients who take inhaled drugs (such as combined therapies - advair, symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) & Dulera or monotherapies such as asthmanex, qvar, flovent). The inhaled steroids decrease bacterial counts in the mouth and increase the risk of fungal/candidal overgrowth resulting in thrush. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was diagnosed with "mild right basilar subsegmental atelectasis" from a CT scan. I also have pkd. Could this be caused by the pkd? Does it need tx?
My infant son was diagnosed with congenital torticollis. Could this be a symptom of something more serious?
Depends: This is usually quite evident on the initial newborn exam.The baby can be folded into a distorted position that they do not find uncomfortable, that includes neck,jaw and other facial changes.It usually reflects distorted position in the womb. Infants with abnormal neck vertebrae can have a similar appearance, but the exam differs.Some infants acquire torticolas from birth trauma. ...Read more
Genetic disorder: CF is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. The infant must inherit a CF gene from both parents (who are CF gene carriers) to be born with this disorder. This disorder occurs in one out of every 3, 500 white births and one out of every 20, 000 black births. All 50 states now have newborn screening programs to identify infants born with cf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was born with congentital syphillis. Treated for it at age 2. I'm under 50, was diagnosed with bilateral maculopathy and low vision. What is this?
I have been diagnosed with having "desquamative interstitial pneumonia" or dip which is a lung disease. Can this disease be reversed? Can it be fatal?
Check with your doc: Dip is relatively benign . However, there may be another diagnosis such as nsip, ipf, rbild, cop, aip, cep, uip or lip the prognosis of dip is generally good. Most patients improve with smoking cessation and corticosteroids. The overall survival is about 70% after 10 years. Your doctor may start you on Prednisone 1 mg/kg/day and you will hopefully respond. Dip is certainly better than ipf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm a 39 year old nonsmoker who was diagnosed with a small focal infiltrate of the upper right lobe. They said they could barely see it and diagnosed me with pneumonia. Could it still be lung cancer? I'm suffering through GAD and have started thinking the
Can anemia be treated by eating the right food(s)? I have a 58 year old mother who's diagnosed with anemia.
Depends.: There are many causes for anemia. Iron deficiency and folate (folic acid) deficiency can be corrected by diet, although it may be hard to get enough iron to correct deficiency. B12 deficiency usually cannot be fixed by oral b12. Starvation obviously is diet. The other causes of anemia are not due to vitamin or mineral deficiency, & cannot be fixed by changing diet. The underlying cause must be addressed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on meaning: And meaning depends on who made the diagnosis. As an allergist when i say that someone has environmental allergies i mean that things like house dust mite, plant pollens, animal dander & mold spores are triggering symptoms of allergic rhinitis, allergic conjunctivitis, asthma & sometimes eczema & hives. These are common medical conditions that while sometimes serious are rarely life-threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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