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Diseases Caused By Cryptococcal
My sister had cryptococcal minigitis when she was young and it caused her to lose 30% of her vision. Fast forward and now she's 28 and her vision is getting worst. My question is who could help her or any new technologies out there to help her?
Vision Loss: best for her to see an Opthamologist to see what her options are ...Read more
Surveillance: is an important tool in the identification of cryptococcal infections in high risk populations. Guidelines can be found here: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2011/9789241502979_eng.pdf In the general population symptoms and physical findings would result in a diagnostic spinal tap to make a diagnosis. MRI is indicated when the immune status of the infected individual precludes an inflammatory of antibody response. In that situation an MRI WITH contrast is necessary to identify the presence of infection. ...Read more
Is hair loss permanent from taking 600mg of fluconazole for a year due to cryptococcal neoformans meningitis?
I DON'T: Honestly, I am not aware such drug is indicated for such condition. ...Read more
Genes: Wilson's disease is due to mutations in the wilson disease protein (atp7b) gene. Wilson's - konovalov's disease or hepatolenticular degeneration is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder in which copper accumulates in tissues like the liver and cornea; this manifests as neurological or psychiatric symptoms and liver disease. It is treated with medication and sometimes liver transplant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any single disease or condition that can cause very bad reactions to a lot of medications? These bad reactions were not present in the past but started over time. Bad reactions started even to the same medications used in the past, previously wel
Psychological issues: Psychological issues are commonly underneath it all but there is a condition of multiple drug sensitivities. If some of your reactions are to critical medications you could see an allergist to determine if some form of desensitization is worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really "disease": Some psychotropic medications -- especially antipsychotics -- can cause movement disorders such as tardive dyskinesia and parkinsonian-like syndromes. These may be permanent, even after stopping the medication. Some, like zyprexa and seroquel especially, can cause weight gain and metabolic syndrome. Mood stabilizers like Depakote may do this too. Lithium can cause hypothyroidism, etc. ...Read more
What causes the scheuermann's disease? My uncle, my grandfather has it and now I have it. Is it iherited ? Or how does it occur ?
Not known for sure: Scheuermann juvenile kyphosis or Scheuermann disease is most frequent cause of kyphosis in adolescence. However, natural history and genetic basis is still unknown. Reports of identical radiological changes in monozygotic twins, siblings, and transmission over three generations suggest underlying heritability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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