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Has Anyone With Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Applied For Disability
Miscarriage: Apa, along with lupus anti-coagulant antibody, are two antibodies that attack the areas in the cell wall of growing tissue, especially the fast-growing placental tissue of an early pregnancy. These are newly-discovered causes for recurrent miscarriage, but also place the patient at higher risk for developing a blood clot, especially with hormone use, later in life. ...Read more
Antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) is a disorder of blood coagulation related to the presence of autoantibodies called lupus anticoagulant and anticardiolipin. APS can cause blood clots, which most often occur in the deep veins of the legs, a condition called deep vein thrombosis. Blood clots can increase the risk for stroke and pulmonary embolism (clots in the lungs). Patients with APS are also at high risk for pregnancy complications, including miscarriage ...Read more
Is crest syndrome with high centromere b antibody considered a rare disorder with rheumatologists having only a few such patients? Should i seek out a scleroderma specialty center for regular care?
See details: The range should be 2-2.5 but in severe cases a level of 2.5-3 may be warranted. ...Read more
My 2 1/2 yr old daughter has a genetic disorder called vcfs (22q11.2 deletion syndrome) with this she has an IgA deficiency which has manifested as recurrent bronchitis. Whats a good website for info?
The VCFS Educational: Foundation has webinars. Their conference for parents and professionals is in my home town this year. I couldn't resist adding the iconic photo. If your child has adhd, as is very common in people with vcfs, just know that circus circus can be an overstimulating environment for any child....Or adult. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Patients can recover from this syndrome if treated earlier and appropriately without significant comorbid conditions. ...Read more
Impossible to say: It depends on many factors, not just on a diagnosis. If you are able to work, you are not disabled no matter what the underlying medical issues. ...Read more
Adult patients with ITP coexist with elevated antiphospholipid antibodies that have splenectomy,do they need to take heparin or warfarin for life time?
More familiar name: This is better-known as antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, which can be seen in lupus or "just happens". An antibody against a molecular unit involved in blood clotting actually makes the cascade work too well. It's dangerous, and you will probably want to be treated by a specialist. ...Read more
Guillaume duchenne's, documented a disorder that develops in conjunction with syphilis. what is this?
Here are some ...: This disorder is also called in more generic general term as locomotor ataxia, first described by a French neurologist, Guillaume-duchenne, which manifests as a part of late advanced stage of syphilis affecting the dorsal white column of spinal cord or called tabes dorsalis. As a result, the affected patient will walk incoherently like orbotic movements. ...Read more
Does anyone have experience treating bipolar dz with cannabis? For a patient dong well is there any known risk of this treatment course?
No experience: But, this seems like a very bad idea, given the strong relationship between bipolar disorder, substance abuse and addictive disease. As a psychiatrist, I'd use more conventional medical treatment modalities, for safety reasons, and in the patient's best interests. ...Read moreSee 9 more doctor answers
Several treatments!: Yes! children and adults with marfan syndrome can have gradual widening of the aorta - the major artery connected to your heart. Sometimes the aorta becomes so weak that it breaks. But your cardiologist can use an ultrasound machine to watch your aorta very carefully. She can treat you with medicines to slow down the enlargement, and your chest surgeon can even replace your aorta if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an autistic person (29years) cohabitat with a person (26years) that has depressive disorder with psychotic tendencies? Both not on treatment
Sounds problematic: All things are possible- is this a good idea? Does the autistic person have any sense of danger ? Does the depressive disorder with psychotic tendencies have an issue with violence. This could work or end badly...A lot of discussion would need to take place before such cohabitation happened. Safety of both needs to be covered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
She has been diagnosed with factor 7 deficiency and has now developed inhibitors against factor 7? What are the treatment options? Immunosuppression?
See a hematologist: This is a complex and severe condition and should be managed face to face with a specialist in this area. The internet is not the place for speculation. You need to be examined, tests run and treatment planned with careful discussion and patient/physician interchange. ...Read more
Temporarily.: Temporary disability can be easily claimed with pregnancy complications requiring restricted activity and specific therapy (e.g. Chronic placental abruption, preeclampsia, cervical incompetence, pprom, etc). Permanent disability is (thankfully) rarely the result of pregnancy in the us. ...Read more
My child has juvenile idiopathic arthrtits no joint damage but can I still apply for social security disablity for her?
JIA/financial help: Jia is considered a chronic condition with the potential for future disability if it is a severe case. It can take years for joint damage to occur. You would not have to wait to see if joint damage occurs to make an application. A social worker or healtrh care advocate could help you with the application. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens when a male with an x linked recessive genetic disorder has children with a female who does not carry the disease?
No disease, but...: The scenario you describe would result in a male infant being totally normal, while a female infant would be a carrier that would most likely be unaffected, given that the mutation is recessive. Depending on the actual disease, it is theoretically possible for the female infant to have mild symptoms, since one x chromosome in each cell gets randomly shut down (lyonization). ...Read more
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