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Could my genetic syndrome shorten life expectancy (please answer!)?

Could my genetic syndrome shorten life expectancy (please answer!)?

Genetic disorders: It would help if you would be specific about what your genetic disorder is. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Akin
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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more


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Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Depends: If diagnosed and properly treated (usually with a procedure called an ablation) one can have a normal life expectancy. However, prior to treatment a patient may have a fast heart rhythm that can be dangerous and potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Lenox gastaut syndrome average life expectancy?

Haven't seen numbers: Haven't seen any numbers on life expectancy of lennox-gastaut patients. Maybe nobody has collected and published that information. One website reported a 3%-7% mortality in patients over a 9 year period (that sounds like 1/2 % per year). The deaths were often due to accidents. In such disorders, if a person is watched and cared for closely, he can outlive parents, and die of other natural causes. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for kids with noonan syndrome?

What is the life expectancy for kids with noonan syndrome?

May be normal: Children with Noonan's Syndrome may have cardiac abnormalities such as pulmonic stenosis, ASD (atrial septal defect), VSD (ventricular septal defect). If these abnormalities are mild, then the life expectancy may be normal. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy of someone woth kearn- sayres syndrome?

What is the life expectancy of someone woth kearn- sayres syndrome?

No data about this: Life expectancy is generally reduced but there is no data available to tell us how much it is reduced. It depends on the complications of the disease, especially if there are cardiac problems. ...Read more

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Polymyositis life expectancy with sjogren's syndrome? What is prognosis?

Polymyositis life expectancy with sjogren's syndrome? What is prognosis?

Depends: On the course of the disease, organ involvement, baseline health status, the aggressiveness of the condition, and many other factors (response to treatment, etc.). ...Read more

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What's the average life expectancy of a person with williams syndrome?

What's the average life expectancy of a person with williams syndrome?

Genetic disorder: Rare disorder multiple systems involved apearance of face and body demonstrates poor developement. Loss of hearing , diabetes , heart failure, aortic valve abnormalities , high blood pressure, just to name a few issues. Life expectancy depends on early diagnosis and intense treatment and follow up. It can be normal except if there heart defect that is serious. ...Read more

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Is there a life expectancy for Treachery Collins Syndrome?

Is there a life expectancy for Treachery Collins Syndrome?

Normal: Why do you ask? If a family member is affected, the parents should have received genetics counseling: If not, they should arrange for it. See TreacherCollins.org ...Read more

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What is the life span for noonan syndrome???

Is reduced 10 yrs.: It depends on the severity of complications of individual living with Noonan syndrome. In general, it has been reported that it is reduced by 10 years. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for people with loeys-dietz syndrome?

What is the life expectancy for people with loeys-dietz syndrome?

Not Known: This disease has been diagnosed in about 300-500 people and is known as a disease entity only since 2005. Life expectancy is expected to increase like in marfans syndrome with improved awareness and medical progress. Due to the high risk of death from aortic aneurysm rupture, patients should be followed closely. A valuable resource for this is http://www.Loeysdietz.Org/index.Ph. ...Read more

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Is marfan's syndrome asociated with a shortened life span?

Is marfan's syndrome asociated with a shortened life span?

Yes: Marfan's syndrome patients die from complications of aortic valve widening. If this is treated with inderal, (propranolol) progression is slower and patients live longer. In addition, if heart valve surgey is performed electivelly patients live longer. Untrated patients have a life span of 32 years. ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for patients with apert syndrome?

What is the life expectancy for patients with apert syndrome?

Normal: before neurosurgeons learned how to open skulls tutors patients who went untreated would have severe effects from constructing the brain since the skull could not grow. When treated early, The brain is allowed to grow normally. ...Read more

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Whats the life expectancy with chronic myocarditis?

Whats the life expectancy with chronic myocarditis?

Myocardtitis: Largely depends on the status of the left ventricular function. Some patients will see recovery of cardiac dysfunction others do not and can in the worse case lead to either transplant or a device to help the heart (LVAD). ...Read more

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What is the life expectancy for kids who have treachers collins syndrome?

What is the life expectancy for kids who have treachers collins syndrome?

Normal: If the craniofacial abnormalities are addressed then the life expectancy can be otherwise normal. ...Read more

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For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

For someone with Marfan syndrome. Is there treatments that can prolong his life expectancy?

Several treatments!: Yes! children and adults with marfan syndrome can have gradual widening of the aorta - the major artery connected to your heart. Sometimes the aorta becomes so weak that it breaks. But your cardiologist can use an ultrasound machine to watch your aorta very carefully. She can treat you with medicines to slow down the enlargement, and your chest surgeon can even replace your aorta if necessary. ...Read more

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What's the life expectancy of a person with fragile x syndrome?

What's the life expectancy of a person with fragile x syndrome?

Normal unless: Most patients with fragile x are otherwise normal except for mild learning and behavioral problems. Occasional cases may suffer seizures and some can have other medical problems. The life expectancy is based on the other medical problems - not the diagnosis of fragile x. ...Read more

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I have Marfan syndrome. Is there tests that can prolong my life expectancy?

I have Marfan syndrome. Is there tests that can prolong my life expectancy?

An echocardiogram: If you have marfan syndrome, you should be aware that your cardiologist can use ultrasound to watch for the gradual enlargement of your aorta. Depending on your age, height, and weight, she can determine whether your aorta is growing larger than normal and recommend either medicine, like a beta blocker, or surgery to prevent dissection or rupture of the aorta. ...Read more

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