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Gillian Barre Syndrome
GBS: Anyone can develop GBS, but people over 50 yrs. age are more at risk. It develops several days/weeks after having diarrhea or respiratory infection, with most common cause being a bacterium called Campylobacter, & some cases follow the Flu or Epstein Barr virus infection, and rarely after vaccination. ...Read more
Genetic disorder: It can lead to deafness. It accounts for about 5 to 10percent of congenital deafness. Its also associated with thyroid disease and goiters. 75 percent of pts have a goiter. Hearing loss may not be obvious at birth and progress gradually. Minor head trauma may accelerate symptoms. Gene testing would be neccessary. Its autosomal recessive so both parents would have to have an abnormal gene. ...Read more
Who is in danger?: If this is munchausen's by proxy -- an adult injures or sickens a child or lies, all in order to get them admitted to the hospital -- phone child protective services and fill out paperwork on them. If this is simply a person who is so desperate as to seek warmth by pretending to be sick, the family is probably already dysfunctional and drama is unlikely to help & may be disastrous -- be a friend. ...Read more
I have a healthy 15months old boy and preggo again.what are the chances of me having the second child with downs syndrom?
No different: Your chances are no different than they otherwise are for any other baby you might have. ...Read more