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How's fatal familial insomnia inherited?

How's fatal familial insomnia inherited?

Autosomal dominant : Transmission is .Autosomal dominant, meaning the gene on one of the non-sex chromosomes is always expressed, even if only one copy is present. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Is nasuea a symptom of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is nasuea a symptom of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Nausea: Nausea can come along with many types of conditions. However, it's not a symptom leading to the diagnosis of any kind of fatal insomnia [an exceedingly rare condition anyway]. Here's a site with all kinds of information about nausea: http://www.Emedicinehealth.Com/vomiting_and_nausea/article_em.Htm. ...Read more

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How rare is sporadic fatal insomnia?

How rare is sporadic fatal insomnia?

SFI: Only 8 cases have ever been diagnosed as of july 2005, so it is extremely rare. ...Read more

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Is constiparion common with fatal fanilia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is constiparion common with fatal fanilia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

NO: Ffi (fatal familial insomnia) is an extremely rare condition (has to have multiple memebers of the family affected) and has numerous non-sleep issues. Constipation happens during the terminal phases of the illness. Constipation is not part of any insomnia. ...Read more

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Is restless legs a symptom of fatal familia insomnia and sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is restless legs a symptom of fatal familia insomnia and sporadic fatal insomnia?

Not likely: Rls syndrome is unusual feeling of needing to move legs when trying to sleep. Reversible causes could be anemia or low red blood cells. Can be idiopathic (reasons uncertain) and falls in movement disorders and some parkinson drugs help. ...Read more

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Do people with fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia get haemorrhoids?

No: Not that i know of. That would seem like an odd association. I can't imagine why/how one is related to the other. By the way, I have never heard of anyone dying from the fatal condition you mentioned. ...Read more

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Has anyone in sweden got fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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Has anyone in sweden got fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Hard to say: There are only about 100 people alive with ffi (estimated), and a handful of sfi diagnoses. Considering some of the cases are in europe, there's a chance they may be in sweden, diagnosed or undiagnosed? ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How common is sporadic fatal insomnia?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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How common is sporadic fatal insomnia?

Sfi: In my 30 years of practice, I have not seen one case. Researching the history showed there were less than 100 cases ever reported worldwide. ...Read more

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What is fatal famillial insomnia?

What is fatal famillial insomnia?

FFI: Ffi is a very rare inherited autosomal dominant prion disease of the brain, leading to progressively worsening insomnia which leads to hallucinations, confusion & delirium states, finally leading to death after 7-36 months from onset. ...Read more

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Has there been any cases of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal famillia insomnia in sweden?

Has there been any cases of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal famillia insomnia in sweden?

No: This disorder is extremely rare. The inheritable form apparently began with an italian family in the 1700's. Pubmed contains no reported cases of the sporadic or familial form in sweden. ...Read more

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I must ask is changes in mood a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia or fatal familila insomnia?

Mood is irrelevant: For diagnosis of this disorder. If you are pre-occupied with this diagnosis, the more relevant question is why? What psychological benefit does a possible diagnosis of fatal insomnia give to you? Some patients secretly wish that they have a rare disorder so that they can attract attention and become special or famous. Even when provided evidence to the contrary, they have a hard time accepting. ...Read more

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Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Holy cow!: When u hear hoofbeats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns! :). ...Read more

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Is dry mouth and dry throat a symptom of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is dry mouth and dry throat a symptom of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia?

Dry Mouth: Dry mouth and throat can come from many, many causes. It is not a diagnostic sign of fatal insomnia. See the following site for more likely possibilities: http://www.Webmd.Com/oral-health/guide/dental-health-dry-mouth. ...Read more

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I wonder if there has been any case of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia in sweden?

I wonder if there has been any case of fatal familia insomnia or sporadic fatal insomnia in sweden?

Very rare: This disorder is extremely rare. The inheritable form apparently began with an italian family in the 1700's. Pubmed contains no reported cases of the sporadic or familial form in sweden. ...Read more