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Doctor insights on: Handling Kernicterus Condition

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Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?

Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment,etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more

Dr. Valerie Hines
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Kernicterus (Definition)

When severe jaundice is not treated, it can cause kernicterus. This is a type of brain damage that can result from high levels of bilirubin in a baby’s blood. It can cause athetoid cerebral palsy, hearing loss, ...Read more


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Explain the condition called childhood diabetes.

Explain the condition called childhood diabetes.

Not accepted term : I assume you are referring to type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder, in which the body makes antibodies against its own Insulin producing cells. These patients can only be treated with insulin. We don't use "childhood" or "juvenile" diabetes anymore because children can get type 2, which is due to Insulin resistance usually from being overweight, and adults can get type 1. ...Read more

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Is jaundice communicable disease?

Is jaundice communicable disease?

Not exactly: Some communical disease such as hepatitis may ause jaundice , but jaundice itself is not communicable. ...Read more

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How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

How are cataract disease condition diagnosed medically?

Under mircroscope: Cataracts are usually diagnosed by looking under the microscope called slit lamp. Advanced cataracts can be seen on CT scans & xrays. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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Is encephalopathy caused by aluminum toxcisity treatable?

Is encephalopathy caused by aluminum toxcisity treatable?

May be: It depend how long the exposer is or was. Acute or chronic. In general encephalopathy due to aluminium is very serious and fatal/ But in acute state reports are there treated and cured with a combination of deferoxamine (a chelating agent)and hemodialysis. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called botulism.?

Explain the condition called botulism.?

Botulism: Botulism is a rare but serious. It is caused by toxins from bacteria called clostridium botulinum. Botulism comes in three main forms: infant botulism, from food, from wounds. Botulism can lead to death, and is a medical emergency. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called infant developmental delay.?

Explain the condition called infant developmental delay.?

It refers to any: Condition (there are very many) that causes a child to mature, physically or mentally, at a slower rate than most other babies. There are growth delays, speech delays, cognitive (thinking) delays, gross motor (walking etc.) and fine motor (picking up small objects, etc.) delays. ...Read more

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Is motor neorone disease curable. .?

Is motor neorone disease curable. .?

Do Your Own Research: Answer: largely no unless one changes at least part of what is driving it. Neuro=nerve cell. Motor=muscle. Except for heart, no muscle cell in our body contracts without nerve impulse telling them to: ~0.001 sec per impulse. Motor neuron, from brain or spinal cord, axon growth into the cell matrix early in development & firing induces cells to become muscle cells. Medicine treats, rarely cures. ...Read more

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Is neonatal sepsis related to hbo incompatibility?

Is neonatal sepsis related to hbo incompatibility?

Neonatal sepsis: No it is caused from infection and has nothing to do with ABO incompatibilty. ...Read more

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What childhood kidney problems require critical care?

What childhood kidney problems require critical care?

Acute renal failure: Hemolytic-uremic syndrome, severe renal trauma/shattered kidney, malignant hypertension, uncontrolled hematuria, hematuria with thrombocytopenia with or without bk virus, overwhelming urosepsis. ...Read more

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What is proxy dyskinesia choreoathetosis?

What is proxy dyskinesia choreoathetosis?

Movement Disorder: Paroxysmal kinesigenic choreathetosis (PKC) is a hyperkinetic movement disorder characterized by attacks of involuntary movements, which are triggered by sudden voluntary movements. PKC is diagnosed using a strict set of guidelines. The attacks last less than one minute and have a known trigger, usually a sudden voluntary movement. PKC patients have a good response to medication (anticonvulsants) ...Read more

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What is grave condition compared to critical condition?

Grave vs critical: What is grave condition compared to critical condition? ANS: This will depend on the local language used by your Dr team.. So discuss with them. Let us know what they mean in South Texas. ...Read more

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How often is hemolytic disease of the newborn fatal?

How often is hemolytic disease of the newborn fatal?

Depends on form: Decades ago when i started rh hemolytic disease was often fatal during pregnancy & problamatic in newborns. Surviving infants often needed many exchange transfusions & had worrisome futures. Then a treatment called Rhogam came along & has ended that nightmare. In 26 yrs, I have transfused 1-2 ABO babies primarily for late stage anemia but had no fatalities. Rh disease is a problem without rx. ...Read more

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Is wernicke encephalopathy a disability?

Is wernicke encephalopathy a disability?

Disability?: Yes, it can become a disability if not treated quickly. However, rapid diagnosis and treatment can lead to full recovery -- supposing the person is also able to maintain healthy intake of nutrients after the crisis. (and not go on drinking alcohol, if that's what precipitated the problem to begin with). ...Read more

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Is autism associated with celiac disease?

Is autism associated with celiac disease?

No: Autism is a complex neurobiological inherited disorder that is worsened by environmental toxins. Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that prevents absorption of gluten from the diet. There is no scientific evidence the two are related. Years ago, there was a flurry of thinking that malabsorption of gluten could lead to or worsen autism. This has been disproven. ...Read more

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Can munchausen proxy syndrome be prevented?

Can munchausen proxy syndrome be prevented?

NOT REALLY: Munchausen proxy syndrome is where a parental figure fakes the child's illness. It is not preventable as it is the parent's mental illness that causes them to do this. Once it is picked up the parent can be sent for psych eval and treatment. ...Read more

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Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Which health care professionals? Deal with congenital heart disease?

Congenital heart specialists: As a infant/child/teenager, patients with congenital heart are typcially cared for by pediatric cardiologists/cardiovascualrr surgeons. A new field of adult congenital heart is evolving in which internal medicine congenital heart cardiologists who have specialized training in congenital heart disease care for patients over 21 years of age. ...Read more

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Are there any cases where muchausen by proxy lead to (usually) a childs death?

Are there any cases where muchausen by proxy lead to (usually) a childs death?

Munchausen syndrome: There are classic stories of children dying from munchausen syndrome. There is the story of mrs holt who has been reported to have killed eight children. There are other stories as well. ...Read more

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How can hemolytic disease be prevented in a newborn?

How can hemolytic disease be prevented in a newborn?

ABO hemolysis: Hemolysis in newborns due to ABO incompatibility is not preventable, but is manageable under the care of an experienced pediatrician or neonatologist. For this reason, newborns from mothers with type O blood type or who are Rh- will be screened closely for this condition, as early recognition and intervention is key to successful recovery. ...Read more