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Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

Compare restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder (plmd)?

PLMD vs RLS: Rls happens in evenings and can cause sleep problems but plmd happens only in sleep. Both can cause less efficient sleep at time - not always. ...Read more

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Does restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia?

Does restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia?

Yes: Restless leg syndrome and periodic limb movement often occur with fibromyalgia. Since we do not understand the cause of these conditions we do not know why they occur together. The one area they have in common is abnormalities of nerve transmission. ...Read more

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Is Marfan sydrome because of an extra or missing chromosome or other mutation?

Is Marfan sydrome because of an extra or missing chromosome or other mutation?

Genetic disorder: Marfan's syndrome is a genetic disorder of connective tissue(ligaments and similar soft tissue) that is caused by a defective gene. It can be passed from generation to generation because it is " autosomal dominant "; meaning only one parent has to have the defective gene for it to be passed on.Pt's w/ marfan's tend to be tall w/ long fingers/ extremities and loose joints; many have heart(valve)abn. ...Read more

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Are people with marfan's skinny limbs, more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve syndrome?

Are people with marfan's skinny limbs, more likely to get carpal tunnel syndrome/ulnar nerve syndrome?

Possibly: People with marfan's can have hypermobility of their of joints which possibly could lead to irritation of either the median nerve causing carpal tunnel or the ulnar nerve causing ulnar nerve syndrome. ...Read more

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Why do angelman syndrome patients have uplifted, flexed arms during movement?

Why do angelman syndrome patients have uplifted, flexed arms during movement?

Unknown: I don't think anyone knows, but it is very characteristic of the syndrome. ...Read more

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Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

Is restless leg syndrome genetic?

On occasion: But more often is sporadic without family history. May be related to problems with iron metabolism. ...Read more

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Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Are cardiac dysmetabolic syndrome and metabolic syndrome the same disorder?

Yes!: Yes! I do not know why the first term exists, other than to explain why certain heart problems exist from metabolic syndrome. ...Read more

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What causes phantom limb syndrome in non-amputees?

What causes phantom limb syndrome in non-amputees?

Hmmmm: Phantom limb pain is very specific: it is pain in a part of your body that no longer exists. If, for instance you're feeling pain in your arm, but there's no reason to feel pain there, that may be described as neuropathic pain. In other words pain caused by damage to nerves for whatever reason. Commonly however people feel pain without damage all the time. You need to talk to your doctor about t. ...Read more

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What causes phantom limb syndrome in non amputees?

Not possible: Phantom limb pain is by definition pain felt in an amputated limb (for example a person has a left foot amputation but feels pain in the heel of the foot that is not present anymore). ...Read more

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Is patellofemoral syndrome typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

Is patellofemoral syndrome typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

PFS can happen: Marfan syndrome patients can get aches and pains in many joints because of the looser ligaments trying to hold the joints together at rest and under physical stress. Patellofemoral syndrome is common in normal, active school-aged children, so it is hard to tell whether or not it occurs more often in marfan syndrome kids. ...Read more

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Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...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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Babys in womb with Down syndrome have short limbs?

Babys in womb with Down syndrome have short limbs?

Yes.: Checking limb length on ultrasound can be one of the ways to screen for downs syndrome. ...Read more

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What is phantom limb syndrome?

What is phantom limb syndrome?

It's not there: The brain develops a body MAP very early in life. Nerves to an arm or leg are from a specific region of the brain. If the arm or leg is lost, the nerves still act as though it were there, and the brain still acts as though it were there. This produces a phantom limb sensation. ...Read more

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Is fragile x syndrome the same degree of retardation as down syndrome?

Is fragile x syndrome the same degree of retardation as down syndrome?

Variable: They are both "genetic" conditions but they are different in the spectrum of issues they present-. People with fragile x may have subtle cognitive impairments all depending on how affected the fmr1 gene is. People with downs have an extra chromosome and kids have delayed cognition as well as physical growth and frequently heart problems.. They both may exhibit autistic traits, more so fagile x. ...Read more