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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Cataracts (Definition)

Occurs whent here is a clouding (or change in protein composition) of the normally clear lens (which is located behind the pupil and iris) inside the eye. Cataracts are most commonly due to aging, but can be congenital (born with it), due to trauma or uveitis (eye inflammation). Can be worsened by long-term topical steroid ...Read more


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Av canal defect, can this cause down syndrome?

Av canal defect, can this cause down syndrome?

Other way around: Atrioventricular (av) canal defect is a relatively common congenital heart defect in children born with down syndrome. Down syndrome "causes" av canal defects, not the other way around. Av canal defect is a major congenital anomaly with the potential to cause severe symptoms. However, in most cases, av canal defect can be repaired. High levels of surgical skill is important for best outcomes. ...Read more

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What causes turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, & the rare klippel-fell syndrome? What happens during fetal development that causes these conditions?

What causes turner syndrome, noonan syndrome, & the rare klippel-fell syndrome? What happens during fetal development that causes these conditions?

A genetic accident: During formation of the egg or sperm can leave out an x chromosome in either one. A fetus whose genetic make-up includes the germ cell missing a chr. X has turner syndrome. One of 8 different genetic mutations is passed on to a fetus by 1 parent or happens spontaneously to cause noonan syndrome. 2 related genetic mutations are passed on to the fetus by 1 parent to cause klippel-feil syndrome. ...Read more

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Does an av canal defect cause downs syndrome?

No: Av canal does not cause down syndrome, but av canal is one of the abnormalities that make up down syndrome (a syndrome is a group of abnormalities that appear together in affected persons). The cause of down syndrome is the presence of an extra chromosome #21. ...Read more

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Does teething cause down syndrome?

Does teething cause down syndrome?

Not at all: Down syndrome is a genetic disorder, you can only be born with it, teething has nothing to do with it , your baby is safe. ...Read more

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What are common conditions resulting from nondisjunction (ex. Down syndrome)?

What are common conditions resulting from nondisjunction (ex. Down syndrome)?

See below: There are multiple more common nondisjunction syndromes like down's syndrome (trisomy 21) including: trisomies 18, 13, 8, 9, 16 and monosomies like: chromosome 7 or turner's syndrome - monosomy x. But nondisjunction can happen to any of the chromosomes. The most recognized are down's syndrome and turner's syndrome. Most others are not compatible with life. ...Read more

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How is Down syndrome inherited?

How is Down syndrome inherited?

Rarely: Downs syndrome is usually related to a trisomy defect that develops during the initial cleavage of the cells during primary fetal development. A form can occur as a translocation that may be carried by a parent. An assumption is that the 21 chromosome may be damaged by maternal age or by some environmental factor that then results in downs syndrome. Most cases are just by chance. ...Read more

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How does psychological strain increase the problems associated with rsi or carpal tunnel syndrome?

How does psychological strain increase the problems associated with rsi or carpal tunnel syndrome?

Not typically: Though any illness can madero feel worse if you are having stress there are no reports of a direct mechanical effect . Of course if you are i'll with stress your ability to tolerate another issue is arguably lower and your pain threshold lower as well and stress induces metabolic issues and nothing is truly independent but take home answer on this one is no. ...Read more

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How frequently does a congenital heart defect go undiagnosed?

How frequently does a congenital heart defect go undiagnosed?

Hard question: This depends on who is evaluating. It is highly unusual for an important congenital heart defect to be missed by a pediatric cardiologist. A major diagnostic tool for the diagnosis of congenital heart disease is a careful, focused physical examination. Echocardiography under the direction of a pediatric cardiologist is an important, reliable tool to confirm the diagnosis and establish details. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrom?

Which type of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrom?

None: I have never heard of a liver disease, which gives the same symptoms as "shaken baby" syndrome. ...Read more

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What kind of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrome?

What kind of genetic liver disease can cause the same symptoms as shaken baby syndrome?

None: Shaken baby syndrome is intentional or unintentional child abuse, can easily differentiated from a disease process that cause bleeding , fractures etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible that long qt syndrome can be cause of sudden infant death syndrome?

Is it possible that long qt syndrome can be cause of sudden infant death syndrome?

YES: This is an ekg diagnosis and it means that there is an imbalance in the sympathetic (autonomic/automatic) innervation of the heart from the left stellate ganglion (the machnery that delivers control messages to the heart).. This important info was published years ago. It may respond to vitamin therapy and a more appropriate diet. See a nutritionist doctor. ...Read more

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How long does vision changes associated with congenital cataract last?

How long does vision changes associated with congenital cataract last?

Depends on severity: The child with cataract needs to be examined by the pediatric ophthalmologist. Congenital cataract is one of the cause of ambylopia. The best option for majority of the congenital cataract is cataract surgery and vision correction very early to avoid ambylopia. Visual development is very crucial in the early childhood. The child needs clear media to see and develop his/her visual pathway. ...Read more

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Does Ehlers-Danlos syndrome cause red eyes?

Does Ehlers-Danlos syndrome cause red eyes?

Vascular sub-type : Yes, there is a form of Ehlers-Danlos that has prominent blood vessels and translucent skin, so it definitely can cause redness in areas of higher vascularity ...Read more

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Can nephrotic syndrome cause hyperglycemia? It if does, what's the mechanism?

Can nephrotic syndrome cause hyperglycemia? It if does, what's the mechanism?

Ideas: If your nephrotic syndrome is due to diabetes, as it sometimes is, this is your answer. If you are being treated for nephrotic syndrome with a glucocorticoid that impairs glucose tolerance, this can explain it. If your kidneys are beginning to fail, there may be some mild glucose intolerance. Only your physician can sort this out. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long does retinal hemorrhage associated with shaken baby syndrome last?

How long does retinal hemorrhage associated with shaken baby syndrome last?

Retinal hemmorhage t: There is no easy answer. Much depends on other parts of the eye in terms of unseen hidden damage in layers that delay absorption. ...Read more

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Does high blood pressure cause empty sella syndrome due to it is associated ?

Does high blood pressure cause empty sella syndrome due to it is associated ?

no not related: Empty sella is a normal variation of the sella. It is thought to be from CSF pulsation but this is not related to htn. ...Read more

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Does aneuploidy cause Marfan syndrome?

Does aneuploidy cause Marfan syndrome?

Marfan is caused by : A mutation in the fibrillin gene on the long arm of chromosome 15 , 15q15-q21.3. Autisomal dominant inheritance with widely variable clinical findings. Aneuploidy is having an abnormal # of chromosomes from a genetic accident during cell reduction (meiosis). ...Read more

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Dr. Christopher Bardorf
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Congenital Cataract (Definition)

Density or opacity in the lens, age related in the elderly or often infection related in infants (from ...Read more


Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more