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Is it possible for mild cerebral palsy to cause delay growth, prolonged growth or even stunted growth?

Is it possible for mild cerebral palsy to cause delay growth, prolonged growth or even stunted growth?

Cerebral palsy is a : group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/ hand use & oral motor skills. In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition. ...Read more

Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Please tell me, could having mild cerebral palsy prolong growth development, cause slow growth, or stunt growth?

Please tell me, could having mild cerebral palsy prolong growth development, cause slow growth, or stunt growth?

Cerebral palsy is a : group of disorders of impaired motor functions described by the way they limit mobility, posture, arm/hand use & oral motor skills. In kids with CP, growth is slower than that of neurotypical peers, the difference is greater with age. Puberty may be delayed & last longer. Poor oral motor function, endocrine problems & gastroesophageal reflux all can impact nutrition, growth & body composition. ...Read more

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How does viral infection affect premature ovarian failure?

How does viral infection affect premature ovarian failure?

Autoimmune reaction: Most premataure ovarian failure are genetic or auto-immune related. A viral infection may trigger an auto-immune reaction destroying the follicles in ovaries. ...Read more

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What stage of HIV infection is characterized by fungal infections or weight loss?

What stage of HIV infection is characterized by fungal infections or weight loss?

Low CD 4 counts: Different people have different courses. Low cd4 counts are associated with fungal infections and weight loss is usually in late stages. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005. ...Read more

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Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

Does congenital heart defects lead to growth changes?

They can/some don't: Congenital heart defects include a number of conditions that vary greatly in their impact on final growth. The more severe the defect, the more likely it will require multiple surgeries and impair the bodies strength & growth. The cyanotic or blue baby group of defects are more likely to do this.Some defects, like the common small VSD self correct & seldom if ever alter the patients life. ...Read more

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Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Is there any chances that septic shock caused by streptococcal infection can cause brain damage in a teenage boy?

Depends: Septic shock will not usually cause permanent brain injury, but there are exceptions.One is if the infection directly involves the brain. So strep pneumoniae can cause an infection of the lining surrounding the brain ( menningitis) that can result in brain injury. Sometimes if the shock is severe enough with blood pressure very low for a long time, this can result in brain injury. This is unusual. ...Read more

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Fever during childbirth and placenta "inflamed" but no culture growth, is that def chorioamnionitis? If yes, could mild case lead to infertility?

Fever during childbirth and placenta "inflamed" but no culture growth, is that def chorioamnionitis? If yes, could mild case lead to infertility?

Yes and No: The symptom of fever and the pathology report of inflammation makes chorioamionitis a likely diagnosis. This should not lead to infertility. Hope all is well with you and the baby. ...Read more

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Under what circumstance will post strep glomerulonephritis affect immunity or tissue repair ability of other organs? Or cause nephrotic syndrome?

Under what circumstance will post strep glomerulonephritis affect immunity or tissue repair ability of other organs? Or cause nephrotic syndrome?

Glomerulonephritis: Nephrotic syndrome occurs after major glomerular damage which causes leakage or large amounts of protein in the urine. Immunity and resistance to disease weaken in general with advanced kidney disease and the accompanying metabolic derangement. Mild glomerular damage may not seriously impact your overall health. ...Read more

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Docs said growth hormone could be the cause of height growth spurts @ ages 39 & 41. What GH issue would cause that--acromegaly or something else?

Docs said growth hormone could be the cause of height growth spurts @ ages 39 & 41. What GH issue would cause that--acromegaly or something else?

None!: If you had gigantism, you would not stop growing & the growth plates not fuse & could grow more in one year than another, but by this age this would be obvious. Acromegaly, may cause the hands & shoe size to increase as well as bones of the skull & other areas to thicken, but once the growth plates have closed (varies in men, but almost all by 18) you will not grow in ht from GH! Get 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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Does bacterial vaginosis, if treated, during pregnancy increase the risks of disabilities such as cerebral palsy

Unrelated: The fetus is rather well insulated from many of the health issues of the mother.Unless you have an infection with something that moves into the blood, like measles, hepatitis, etc., the baby is not affected by such things as bv, a sinus infection, etc. CP has many possible origins but this is not one of them. ...Read more

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Would a severe fungal infection in the brain cause an abnormal CBC/CMP or C-réactive protein?

Would a severe fungal infection in the brain cause an abnormal CBC/CMP or C-réactive protein?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own, not very specific. CBC and CRP are swayed by many conditions. These include the broad categories of cancer, infection, and inflammatory disease. Fungal brain infection is just one of the myriad possibilities, some serious and some not. ...Read more

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Doc said unlikely that acupuncture or chinese herbs for infertility cause growth spurts but could either cause sudden 2-3 inch height increase in 36YO?

Doc said unlikely that acupuncture or chinese herbs for infertility cause growth spurts but could either cause sudden 2-3 inch height increase in 36YO?

NO; check for cause: Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help some cases of infertility (see Dr. Fowler's answer for details). It's unfortunate that Dr. Fisher is so sure of himself when he is obviously biased and knows nothing about Chinese medicine. While Chinese medicine helps many things it can't cause a growth spurt in a 36 yo. The most likely cause is a benign pituitary tumor raising HGH. Have your Dr. test you. ...Read more

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What causes fetal growth restriction?

What causes fetal growth restriction?

MF/placental factors: Maternal-fetal and placental etiologies can all cause fetal growth restriction. Severa fetal syndromes can lead to fgr (e.g. Down, patau, triploidy, edwards, noonan's, digeorge). Multifetal pregnancies are at increased risk for fgr; this can result in fetal demise, fetal brain injury, cerebral palsy or even normal outcomes in non-syndromic cases. Placental infarcts, hypertension, lupus: culprits. ...Read more

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In the absence of overt allergic symptoms, does a high IgE level (600; normal 0-100) indicate a protozoal infection like trichomoniasis or babesiosis?

In the absence of overt allergic symptoms, does a high IgE level (600; normal 0-100) indicate a protozoal infection like trichomoniasis or babesiosis?

Usually not: First of all, the old biology-class story that "IgE fights parasites" isn't true; it's mostly about worms, not the protozoa you mention. Usually we never find the cause for a high IgE, though some folks with bad allergies run high levels and there are a handful of uncommon diseases where they run high. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can secondary infections (sinusitis) cause minimal change disease to flare up...spilling protein.

Can secondary infections (sinusitis)  cause minimal change disease to flare up...spilling protein.

Not really: get a repeat urine analysisi, culture and kidney function studies. You may need a 24 hour urine analysisi and/or a reanl ultrasound if symtoms persisit. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Congenital Viral Infection (Definition)

infection that is present at birth. Usually the virus is acquired from a maternal infection that crosses the placenta. Examples include but are not limited to Rubella, hepatitis, HVI, cytomegalovirus, varicella, enteroviruses and many others. Some affect the infant ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more