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Doctor insights on: Hamman Rich Syndrome

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Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

No: Miller Syndrome is a rare condition affecting the face and arms- here is a link with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/miller-syndrome Miller-Fisher syndrome is causes poor muscle coordination and paralysis of the eye muscles - here is a link for MFS http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm ...Read more

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What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

Disembarkment: Is a rare condition occurring after a motion event such as flying. Causes feelings of swaying or rocking, imbalance, fatigue & low concentration (brain fog), headaches, dizziness. Symptoms worsen by stress or lack of sleep or loud noises. Cause unknown. Some benefit from Benzodiazepines & Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. ...Read more

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Are miller fisher syndrome and Lyme confondible?

Are miller fisher syndrome and Lyme confondible?

?: Please restate question. I am not sure what you mean by confondible. Lyme disease is a tick borne infection. Miller fisher disease is a rare neurologic disorder. Both can have neurologic symptoms. I hope this helps you. If not please ask again ...Read more

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Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Does diet play a role in preventing irritable bowel syndrome?

Helpful: Diet can be helpful in managing the symptoms of ibs but there is no specific diet that prevents ibs. It varies from person to person and disease type. ...Read more

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What causes slapped face syndrome / pavovirus b19 / fifth disease in adults?

What causes slapped face syndrome / pavovirus b19 / fifth disease in adults?

The same as kids: In adults who never had the disease as a kid, the same virus can trigger the same pattern of rash. We had many reported in my local about 4 years ago. ...Read more

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Atypical hus/ttp syndrome with beta thalesemic carrier state...What does this mean?

Atypical hus/ttp syndrome with beta thalesemic carrier state...What does this mean?

Blood diseases: Hemolytic-uremic syndrome/ thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is a adquired blood disease where the small blood vessels makes the plateles to be activated and damaging the red blood cells and thus, decreasing their numbers. This produces a myriad of symptoms, from kidney to CNS problems. Beta thalassemia is a genetic blood disease that produces anemia. ...Read more

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Is treacher collins syndrome a mitochondrial disorder?

Is treacher collins syndrome a mitochondrial disorder?

No: Treacher collins syndrome is an autosomal dominant mutation of a gene that codes for a nucleolar phosphoprotein.Researchers cite chromasome 5 as the predominant location for this defect.About 60% of cases are thought to represent new mutations. ...Read more

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Best diet for someone with Alpha 1 antitrypsins deficiency?

Best diet for someone with Alpha 1 antitrypsins deficiency?

Simply healthy: Hi AMonroe, The good news is that you don't any specific diet restrictions. Aim to stay in a healthy weight range with a BMI of 20-25. Choose fresh foods, eat plenty of vegetables and moderate amounts of fruits. The majority of your nutrient breakdown should be protein and carbs. Fats should be more omega-3s if possible. Stay active, sleep well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Miller Fisher: Miller-fisher variant of guillain barre syndrome is a rare variant of a rare disease that affects the nervous system of people. The cause is an autoimmune reaction which may be triggered by an infection but more often than not the cause is not found. As an example, however, a large number of people could catch the same influenza virus but a minuscule number would get this problem. ...Read more

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Is cystic medial necrosis associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

Is cystic medial necrosis associated with ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds)?

Yes: Eds is a disease of the connective tissue with several sub-types. The connective tissue layer of the arteries can be affected and this can lead to cystic medial necrosis. This is a degenerative disease of the media of the aorta and other arteries with loss of elastic tissue and muscle cells. It is a pathological substrate for aortic dissection. Not all people affected get cmn. ...Read more

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Does a high IgA value indicate churg strauss in chronic pulmonary disease?

Does a high IgA value indicate churg strauss in chronic pulmonary disease?

Is it IgE: I assume you are referring to ige rather than IgA levels. High levels of ige in a patient with uncontrolled asthma raises the suspicion of churg-strauss vasculitis. Talk to your doctor as intensive medication regimen is indicated if it is truly the cause. A pulmonologist /rheumatologist would be the one to talk to. ...Read more

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Is treacher collins syndrome a genetic disease?

Is treacher collins syndrome a genetic disease?

Yes: In some patients it is a new mutation, while in others it is passed down from a parent. ...Read more

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What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids?

What is acquired immune deficiency syndrome aids?

Advanced HIV : The advanced stage of HIV infection, when people have severely compromised immune systems and are at risk for opportunistic infections and malignancies. ...Read more

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With a fresh ligament injury are protein supplements helpful?

With a fresh ligament injury  are protein supplements helpful?

Health status counts: If you are young and healthy, your healing will be better/faster. If you have multiple medical problems and in poor health, the injury will not heal as well and may take longer. Protein supplement probably does not do much if you are in good health/nutritional status. Take it easy for now to allow complete healing before resuming strenuous activities. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is dandy-walker syndrome (also known as dandy-walker malf)?

What is dandy-walker syndrome (also known as dandy-walker malf)?

Congenital defect: Drs dandy and walker described a brain defect in children that caused a cystic enlargement of the fourth ventricle due to lack of development of drainage holes that normally drain spinal fluid out of the fourth ventricle. This often causes large head, problems with balance, problems with learning, and seizures. Surgery relieves pressure but does not cure the defect. ...Read more