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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

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What are risk factors for Guillian barre syndrome?

GBS: Anyone can develop GBS, but people over 50 yrs. Age are more at risk. It develops several days/weeks after having diarrhea or respiratory infection, with most common cause being a bacterium called Campylobacter, & some cases follow the Flu or Epstein Barr virus infection, and rarely after vaccination. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Getting Guillian barre syndrome?

What are the risk factors for Getting Guillian barre syndrome?

Virus: Usually a virus. Very rarely a vaccination, but the risk of the virus far outweighs the vaccine. ...Read more

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What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the nerve cells. This causes slowing of nerve conduction and motor weakness classically in an ascending pattern from the legs proximally. The attack may be so dramatic as to cause breathing difficulty requiring a respirator. Treatment options exist. ...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

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What is May-Thurner syndrome?

What is May-Thurner syndrome?

May-Thurner: This is classically described as compression of the left iliac vein underneath the left iliac artery. This can lead to narrowing of the deep venous system, leading to swelling of the left lower extremity with associated varicose veins. A CT scan would be helpful in determining if this is the case, and then stenting of the narrowed iliac vein would be recommended. ...Read more

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What causes Alstrom syndrome?

What causes Alstrom syndrome?

Alstrom syndrome: Alstrom syndrome is usually caused by mutations in the ALMS1 gene. ...Read more

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What is intersection syndrome?

What is intersection syndrome?

Tendonitis: This is a form of tendinitis of the wrist. It can cause sqeeking of the wrist. This is usually treated effectively with an injection of cortisone. ...Read more

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Is ritters syndrome worrisome?

Is ritters syndrome worrisome?

Reiter's, correct?: "Reiter's syndrome" is now called reactive arthritis and can usually be managed when the underlying infection in gut or urethra or perhaps elsewhere is managed. Dr. Reiter's was an unrepentant Nazi who committed medical atrocities and actually did not discover the illness named for him. ...Read more

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What is niemann-pick syndrome?

What is niemann-pick syndrome?

Inherited disease: Niemann–pick is one of a group of fatal inherited metabolic disorders. This disease is a form of sphingolipidosis, as it involves defective metabolism of sphingolipids. Sphingolipidoses, in turn, are included in the larger family of lysosomal storage diseases (lsds). These accumulate in brain tissue and cause damage which eventually kills the victim. No current cure is known. ...Read more

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What is bogart-bacall syndrome?

What is bogart-bacall syndrome?

A voice disorder: A change in voice from talking outside one's normal voice range. See https://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/Bogart%E2%80%93Bacall_syndrome ...Read more

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Could morguio syndrome be cured?

Could morguio syndrome be cured?

Morquio: No. There are a variety of treatment options for this important genetic disease. ...Read more