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Epilepsy Is It Hereditary
No: Hydrochephalus, the obstruction of cerebral spinal fluid can be due to physical obstruction of CSF pathways, blockage of the absorption structures that remove CSF due to hemorrhage in the brain or infection. Tumors may cause narrowing or obstruction in the course of csf. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: Cerebral palsy is a static encephalopathy which is related to some form of brain injury or brain malformation. There are genetic conditions that may cause symptoms similar to cerebral palsy, but they must be considered as a separate disorder. Hereditary disorders that affect brain function may present like a form of cp, but a more definite diagnosis must then be made. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
To a minor degree: Most cases of chrohn's disease are sporadic. There is a small tendency for it to run more commonly in families but identical twins for instance do not both always have the condition so there is probably an inheritance component lowering the susceptibilility but not being causative. ...Read more
See below. : The genetics of the leukemia are acquired by the leukemia cells. This creates genetic abnormalities in the leukemia cells, but you are not born with these genetic abnormalities. Neither the genetic abnormality of the leukemia nor the predisposition to acquire this disease is hereditary that we know of. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Buerger's Disease: According to Mayo Clinic " It's possible that some people may have a genetic predisposition to the disease." http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/buergers-disease/basics/causes/con-20029501 ...Read more
No : Vitiligo is due to depigmentation of the skin. It is not hereditary but ... It is often associated with autoimmune disorders and many people with vitiligo also have a corresponding autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune disorders do have a genetic basis. Also, vitiligo as part of a group of symptoms is often associated with inherited genetic syndromes. In most cases it is not genetically inherited. ...Read more
Yes to some extent.: Lupus is an autoimmune disease with many features, can suggest many other diagnoses. Most patients can be successfully treated, and many patients have mild disease. Certain heriditary factors can potentiate a greater likelood of disease, including complement protein deficiencies (c2 and c4), hla-types, such as b8, but it is not as strongly hereditable as many other autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Kawasaki Syndrome: Kawasaki syndrome (ks) is an acute febrile illness primarily affecting young children. Sudden death occurs due to coronary arteritis accompanied by aneurysms and thrombotic occlusion. The etiology and pathogenesisare unknown. As the disease is extraordinarily prevalent among the japanese, studies were done to found the genetic link but none was found. ...Read more
Generally not: Diverticular disease is generally a sporadic , acquired problem with the large intestine (mainly left colon and sigmoid colon) and considered to be caused primarily by poor fiber diets. This causes smaller stools and higher colonic pressures required to evacuate those stools . There are rare inherited connective tissue disorders associated with diverticular disease but these are the exception. ...Read more
If my epilepsy is hereditary what's the percentage.My partner has Wolff Parkinson white Syndrome is it a hereditary is well.
Yes WPW: Is hereditary. Not every form of seizure disorder is hereditary. Assuming you intend to have a child or are already pregnant the most useful thing to do is see a genetic counselor. There are a number of disease states that are genetic, that can be tested for antepartum, and even prior to attempting pregnancy. The genetic counselor can give you customized information unique to you and your partner. ...Read more
Disease not herited: DRESS is short for Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia Systemic Symptoms meaning usually caused by certain drugs with rashes, elevation of some body enzymes, and other blood abnormalities. Usually rashes and abnormalities disappear when the offending drug is stopped but some do progress. ...Read more
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