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What is the life expectancy of someone newly diagnosed with Devic's Disease?

What is the life expectancy of someone newly diagnosed with Devic's Disease?

Since: the neuromyelitis in Devic's disease usually affects the OPTIC NERVES the effect on life expectancy is minimal! Hopefully TREATMENT will improve the QUALITY of life (not just the QUANTITY. New treatments for MS and ALS (Lou gehrig's disease) are "in the works!!!" Hope this helps and Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more

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Is devic's disease (nmo - neuromyelitis optica) a common disease?

Is devic's disease (nmo - neuromyelitis optica) a common disease?

No: Devic's disease is a rare demyelinating progressive disorder causing blindness and spinal cord problems. ...Read more

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What is 5th disease?

What is 5th disease?

Viral illness: Fifth disease is a common usually mild viral illness that generally causes a distinctive "slapped face" rash on children. Complications are rare and it usually no treatment is needed. See www.Healthychildren.Org for more information. ...Read more

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Lymn disease symptoms?

Lymn disease symptoms?

Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more

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What causes 5th disease?

Parvovirus B19: Fifth disease, also known as erythema infectiosum, is a common infection caused by parvovirus b19. The virus causes fever, muscle aches and headache for about 7-10 days, then produces the characteristic "slapped cheek" appearing rash on the face. This rash can be itchy and spread to the trunk, arms and legs. ...Read more

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What are orphan diseases?

No $$ in treating: These are diseases for which big pharma has or could make treatments but doesn't, because they're sufficiently rare that the companies would lose money. One of the things that i think politicians got right is requiring / giving incentives to companies to try to help these folks anyway. ...Read more

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Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Hw to cure meinere s disease?

Take meclizine: Meclizine is a prescription drug you can get from your doctor. It will reduce the vertigo. ...Read more

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Is morgellens a real disease?

Is morgellens a real disease?

Les acaraphobes: "morgellon's disease" is delusional parasitosis, with the addition of delusion beliefs of inanimate objects in the lesion (e.g. Colored strings or fibers). Today the term "morgellons disease" is used by a community of internet folks who believe delusional parasitosis is a poorly understood "skin condition" & they dispute presence of an underlying psychological factor. ...Read more

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What causes Gaucher's disease?

What causes Gaucher's disease?

Inherited: Gaucher's disease GD is an inherited / genetic metabolic disorder that causes an enzyme deficiency. This deficiency disables the process that allows for the breakdown of a class of compounds called glycolipids causing them to accumulate in abnormal concentration in various organs resulting in damage to these organs. ...Read more