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Describe the features of canavan disease.?

Describe the features of canavan disease.?

Canavan Disease: Canavan disease is a cerebral degenerative disease of infancy in which the brain degenerates into spongy tissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces. Symptoms appear in the first 3 to 6 months of life and progress rapidly--including lack of motor development, feeding difficulties, abnormal large, poorly controlled head. More at: http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/canavan/canavan. Htm. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bone disease.?

Describe the features of bone disease.?

Too vague: The question is too vague. Need more details. Name of disease etc. Are you concerned about infection, primary bone tumors, tumors that have spread to bone or conditions that result in poor bone or abnormal bone composition such as osteoporosis? ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bladder disease or infection.?

Describe the features of a bladder disease or infection.?

Pain with urination: A bladder infection usually causes painful urination, along with frequency and urgency of urination. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a brain disease.?

Describe the features of a brain disease.?

What kind?: I need more info to answer your question. How do you know it is a brain disease? In general, the brain is an organ just like your heart, lungs and liver. Things can go wrong in a number of ways: biochemically, electrically or structurally. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cardiovascular disease.?

Describe the features of cardiovascular disease.?

Leading death cause: Cardiovascular disease is the world's leading cause of death. It includes heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. Symptom features are felt difficulty in breathing, chest tightness or chest pain etc. ...Read more

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Describe the features of breast disease.?

Describe the features of breast disease.?

Many: There are many diseases that affect the breast. They range from benign tumors (such as a fibroadenoma) to cancerous tumors (such as ductal carcinoma) to infection (like mastitis). If you are having any breast pain or nipple discharge, or find a lump in your breast, you might consider seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Describe the features of bone marrow disease.?

More detail needed: Bone marrow diseases are many and diverse. Can you be more specific in your question? ...Read more

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Describe the features of a biliary tract disease.?

Describe the features of a biliary tract disease.?

Depends: There are many types of biliary tract diseases. Some are from birth defects, some are from gallstones, some are from biliary blockage such as rarely cancers or cysts. Pain or bloating pressure in the upper abdomen, frequent nausea, and abnormal blood tests can be a symptom. Yellow jaundice can sometimes occur. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bile duct disease.?

Describe the features of a bile duct disease.?

Varies: Feature of bile duct disease can vary from no symptom to abdominal pain, jaundice, itching, fatigue, recurrent infection. In late stage it can cirrhosis. ...Read more

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If I have features of Parkinson's disease does this mean I have Parkinson's disease?

If I have features of Parkinson's disease does this mean I have Parkinson's disease?

Not necessarily: While Parkinson's disease does have a "classic" or "typical" set of symptoms, these symptoms can also be caused by drugs, toxins, trauma, etc. The only way to determine whether you truly have Parkinson's disease is to see a physician (e.g. Neurologist) who will ask you about your symptoms and perform a physical exam to see if your symptoms are consistent with Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Describe the features of carotid artery disease.?

Describe the features of carotid artery disease.?

Ischemic stroke: Carotid artery disease usually occurs at the origin of the internal carotid artery at the neck and results from plaque build up. The main concern is that blood clots may for from turbulent blood flow this plaque causes, and the clot may travel upward and block an important brain artery, causing a stroke. It is a common found and commonly treated cause for stroke. Several options exist. ...Read more

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What is dilated cardiomyopathy and what echocardiographic features may suggest this disease? Thanks

What is dilated cardiomyopathy and what echocardiographic features may suggest this disease? Thanks

Big subject: I'm not a cardiologist, but here is some info for you on the subject.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dilated-cardiomyopathy/basics/definition/con-20032887 ...Read more

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In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease. True?

In an article in the american heart and stroke association enlarged perivascular spaces on MRI are a feature of cerebral small vessel disease. True?

Not necessarily: Generally, when one speaks about enlarged perivascular spaces, that is just what it is. A larger space around the vessels as they travel in the arachnoid space in the brain. These are often called virchow robin spaces and are normal variant. Sometimes, small vessel disease can lead to microinfarcts that lead to atrophy. This loss of volume can lead to the appearance of larger perivascular spaces. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a blood disorder.?

Describe the features of a blood disorder.?

A general question: Blood consists of cells and fluid (plasma). Cells are of 3 general types: white blood cells (which fight infection), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), and platelets (which initiate blood clots). Plasma carries proteins, such as antibodies, and nutrients. A disturbance of any component of the above constitutes a blood disorder. Anemia is the commonest disorder with many causes. ...Read more

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Describe the features of an eating disorder.?

Describe the features of an eating disorder.?

Weight concern: "eating disorders" encompass a wide range of conditions and behaviors, but are almost always characterized by excessive weight concern and using unhealthy or maladaptive methods to control weight. Anorexia nervosa is charactized by low weight and restricting, whereas bulimia nervosa is characterized by binging then a behavior in response to the binge (ie vomiting). ...Read more

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Describe the features of an anxiety disorder.?

Describe the features of an anxiety disorder.?

Anxiety: There are several forms of anxiety: generalized, separation, phobias, and stress diorders. If you are speaking about generalized anxiety, hallmark symptoms include intense worry, difficulty relaxing, toruble sitting still, and trouble sleeping. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a bleeding disorder.?

Describe the features of a bleeding disorder.?

Bleeding disorder: There is abnormal bleeding such as in the bowel movements, in the urine, nose bleeds, under the skin, or in women: abnormally heavy or frequent menstrual periods. The most common result is anemia. The most severe result is intracranial bleeding (stroke due to bleeding). ...Read more

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Describe the features of bipolar disorder.?

Describe the features of bipolar disorder.?

Depression & mania: Formerly "manic depression, " bipolar disorder includes periods of major depression, & other periods of mania or hypomania. Although there is a "mixed" type where these periods overlap, most bipolar disorder has long & separate times of either low or high mood, making it different than short-term "mood swings". Meds usually treat bipolar well. For lots of good info, see: http://tinyurl. Com/c2qry8. ...Read more

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If we have one or two clinical features of personality disorder, does that mean we are having that personality disorder?

If we have one or two clinical features of personality disorder, does that mean we are having that personality disorder?

Not: Usually not. If you look up the name of the particular disorder in the diagnostic and statistical manual of psychiatry - it will list criteria for each type of personality disorder and how many criteria must be met to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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