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A viral illness caused by parvovirus, also known as Erthema Infectiosum. It starts with a "slapped cheek" rash on cheeks and a flat red spotted rash, mostly on the arms and upper legs. Once the rash appears, you are no longer contagious. It can be harmful to an unborn baby, if mom has never had it. Adults can get joint swelling and pain. You only get it ...Read more
Possible: Fifth disease is a common childhood ailment that is generally experienced by school age in most. It is usually quite mild & passes without problems. If a girl was not infected as a child & experiences it while pregnant, the virus can result in miscarriage or fetal death.The defining event appears to be a variable effect on babies ability to form blood cells. If it slows it, death can result. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I see clusters yrly: As an illness, fifth disease usually makes its rounds amoung the infant and toddler set . I see it in clusters, affecting one or another day care center or church nursery in waves, followed by months when no cases come in.A few years back we had a wave that affected toddlers, teens and a few adults, which was a bit unusual ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several: The illness begins as a nonspecific fever followed by a day of the slapped cheek appearance.The disease usually moves to the lacy rose colored rash on the body within a day.The body rash can come & go, sometimes making a return appearance after fading some for a couple of weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Huntington disease is a slowly progressive neurodegenerative disorder that is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern. It affects men and women equally. Prevalence in the us is estimated at about 7 per 100, 000. There is no cure, or long term disease modifying treatments for this disease. ...Read more
It's genetic: Christmas disease is a blood clotting disorder, a second form of hemophilia, named after stephen christmas. Congenital means "from birth" so technically any genetic disease is congenital, but in this case, congenital usually refers to a physical issue. If you know your child has christmas disease, consult your doctor to start monitoring for sequelae. ...Read more
A lot: Lou gehrig's is als, and is much faster in progression. Only about 10% of ALS cases are genetic. Kennedy's disease is genetic, and slower to progress. They can overlap initially, but the disease course is much different. ...Read more
I would say so: The majority of kids will have this before school age and have blood evidence of prior infections by the time they are teens.I see a case every month in the office and others are labeled during a phone call to the office. Rarely(once every few years) I see kids pass it to their parents who must have missed it as a kid. ...Read more
No: Devic's disease is a rare demyelinating progressive disorder causing blindness and spinal cord problems. ...Read more
Coughs and sneezing: Fifth disease is a viral infection and is mainly spread by droplets from the nose and mouth. These can be passed to others especially through sneezing and coughing. The best prevention is good handwashing and teach children to cover their coughs with their upper arm. It is most contagious before the patient has any symptoms at all and is not really contagious after the face rash shows up. ...Read more
Which?: Paget's disease of bone is a relatively benign and self-limited condition which can sometimes cause pain and in the worst case, deformity or fragility. But paget's disease of the breast is often a manifestation of an underlying breast cancer, which can certainly be fatal if untreated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Factor 9 deficiency:: Its a type of bleeding disorder due to lack of enough factor 9 in the body, mostly affecting males, but being a genetic disorder is passed by the female to her male offsprings. Once diagnosed its treatment is getting replacement of the factor 9. Genetic counseling is helpful to decrease the incidence as well. Good luck and best wishes for 2014. ...Read more
Restless Legs: Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), also known as Willis-Ekbom Disease, is a neurological condition associated with abnormal sensations in the legs. It is estimated that 5% of the general population and as many as 10% of those over the age of 65 have this disorder. http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/centers_clinics/restless-legs-syndrome/what-is-rls/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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