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Doctor insights on: Hereditary Lysosomal Storage Diseases In Children

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I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 yrs ago. Is this hereditary? Will my children inherit this disease from me?

I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 yrs ago. Is this hereditary? Will my children inherit this disease from me?

Depends on type: Nephritis means "inflammation of the kidney" and has many different causes including post streptococcal nephritis, lupes nephritis, membranoproliferative nephritis etc. None of the above are directly inherited. However there is a disease called "alports syndrome" that is inherited directly. You need to talk to your physician, find out what type of nephritis you had and have him/her advise you. ...Read more

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Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Can my children get celiac disease if a adult has it is it hereditrty?

Increased risk: There are heritable predispositions but it is still more likely the child will NOT develop the disease (4 to 1). ...Read more

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Can hereditary rickets be prevented? My family has a genetic kidney disorder that causes rickets. Is it possible to take steps to prevent my children from getting rickets this way?

Can hereditary rickets be prevented? My family has a genetic kidney disorder that causes rickets. Is it possible to take steps to prevent my children from getting rickets this way?

There: There are multiple kinds of kidney associated hereditary rickets that all have different patterns of inheritance. Many are "autosomal recessive" which means that the child must get an affected gene from each parent in order to have the disease. Some are x-linked which means that women carry the gene and men get the disease. The other type is "autosomal dominant" which means that you only need one gene to have the disease and that gene can come from either parent. The best thing to do is discuss your type of family rickets with your doctor. They may refer you to a genetic counselor to discuss the risk of your children in developing the disease. Prevention depends on what kind of rickets run in your family, your gender, whether you have the disease or are a carrier, and who the partner is with whom you want to have children. ...Read more

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Is parkinson’s disease hereditary?

Yes: Although the causes are multifactorial and sometimes poorly understood, there is a hereditary component. Keep in mind, that even though a parent may have it, it does not mean that it will be necessarily passed on. The tendency, however, may be there. ...Read more

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What are the most common hereditary disorders?

What are the most common hereditary disorders?

Hereditary disorders: Start by looking at this link: http://www. Activebeat. Com/your-health/children/the-10-most-common-genetics-disorders/

If you suspect you have one, talk to your family doctor. ...Read more

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Can a disease be both congential and hereditary?

Yes: A congenital disease is one that is present at or about the time of birth. It can be either hereditary or environmental in origin. ...Read more

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What inheritance type does hurler's disease have?

What inheritance type does hurler's disease have?

Autosomal recessive: Hurler syndrome (mucopolysaccharidosis type i) is a genetic condition. It is inherited in an autosomal recessive way. It means that both copies of the gene of a patient have a mutation (we have 2 copies of each gene, one from each parent). Parents of a patient each carry one copy of the mutated gene, and another healthy copy so they typically do not show signs and symptoms of the condition. ...Read more

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What disorders is likely to be inherited by males > females?

What disorders is likely to be inherited by males > females?

Sex-linked: Way too long a list for this short format. So-called x-linked disorders (hemophilias, color-blindness) are generally inherited (expressed) in male offspring, while female offspring are carriers. Is there a specific disorder you are interested in? ...Read more

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Are all autosomal dominant diseases inherited?

Are all autosomal dominant diseases inherited?

Or new mutations: Mendel's laws. For example, many cases of achondroplasia, which an autosomal dominant disease, happen in children of unaffected parents as a result of a mutation in a sperm or egg. ...Read more

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What diseases are most children. Vaccinated against?

What diseases are most children. Vaccinated against?

Vaccines: Full schedule of vaccines for the US can be found through the CDC. In brief: Children receive (not in this order): diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A/B, strep pneumo, polio, hemophilus influenza type B, rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningococcus, influenza, human papilloma virus. Other vaccines available depending on travel or other circumstances. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more

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Can you tell me examples of inherited coagulation disorders?

Can you tell me examples of inherited coagulation disorders?

Yes: A coagulation defect changed world history. Queen Victoria passed it to her daughter Alice, who in turn passed it to Alexandra, wife of Czar Nicholas, whose son Alexii was a bleeder--and they fell under the influence of Rasputin, ignoring the affairs of state. Carrier women are not affected; their normal factor VIII gene on their other X-chromosome makes up for the abnormal gene. ...Read more

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Please tell me if angelman syndrome is inherited or a disorder?

Please tell me if angelman syndrome is inherited or a disorder?

Sometimes: Some cases are due to a mutation carried by the mother. Most are due to spontaneous mutations or epigenetic events in the fertilized egg. So, the risk of Angelman may be inherited, but the disease may be genetic or due to epigenetic factors. It is one of the most complex genetic mechanisms yet discovered, and a clinical geneticist must analyze whether other family members are at up to 50% risk ...Read more

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Help please! Is autism disorder hereditary?

Help please! Is autism disorder hereditary?

Not necessarily: Genetic factors do play a role. If there is someone in the family with autism, it increases the chances of getting it. However, in most cases it is not a purely genetic disease. Other factors (environmental and perinatal) seem to play a role as well. ...Read more

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Are eating disorders due to hereditary reasons?

Are eating disorders due to hereditary reasons?

EDs ; Genetics: Research has found a genetic link to eating disorders. This link has a nice overview that's also available in audio. Http://www. Webmd. Com/mental-health/anorexia-nervosa/features/anorexia-bulimia-genetic-code. ...Read more

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What is the inheritance pattern of fabry disease?

X linked recessive: Fabry disease is an x-linked recessive lysosomal storage disease. ...Read more

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What to do about inherited diseases and treatment?

What to do about inherited diseases and treatment?

Depends on disease: There are thousands of genetic and inherited diseases and also modes of inheritance. While one's genes cannot be changed, there are therapies nowadays for some genetic disorders targeted spefically for that disorders. If you think you may have a genetic disorder I would suggest seeing a clinical geneticist or a genetic counselor who can evaluate you or your family. ...Read more

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What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

What are the chances of passing my celiac disease to my children?

5-10%: There are genetic influences in celiac disease but these increase susceptibility rather than predict outcome. Even identical twins do not always share the disorder. ...Read more

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Is hemangioma a hereditary disease?

Is hemangioma a hereditary disease?

Sometimes: Many people have hemangiomas without a family history. Occasional hemangiomas can occur genetically and may be isolated or multiple lesions and rare conditions can also involve internal organs. ...Read more

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The disease of white skin is genetically inherited?

The disease of white skin is genetically inherited?

Vitiligo: If you are referring to vitiligo, as far as I know, the current thinking is that it is related to genetic defect in the immune system, but if you are asking if it can be passed down from a parent, I have never seen or heard of this. ...Read more

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What is autism disorder in children or the spectrum?

What is autism disorder in children or the spectrum?

DSM-V changes: In dsm-iv, the current classification system, autism refers to a severe disorder usually evident in early childhood, whereas autism spectrum disorder involves an evolution of a range fo disorders autism, aspergers, and pdd as well as a less frequent disorder into a concepr of varying severrity of autism spectrum disorder in dsm-v. See http://cpancf. Com/autismspectrumdisorder. Asp i. ...Read more

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Is hairy cell leuchemia hereditary, my dad died from the consequences of this disease?

No: There's no familial tendency. I'm sorry about your dad. Nowadays, the illness is often fairly easy to manage. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is bipolar disorder hereditary?

Is bipolar disorder hereditary?

Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipolar d/o will enx up with it as well, but rather there is more likelihood as compared to the general population. I believe bipolar d/ o is now the 2nd highezt of mental d/o, being surpassed by adhd. ...Read more

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Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Is addisons disease a genetic hereditary problem?

Addisions is genetic: In 2012 the answer is usually yes. Tuberculosis caused dr. Addison to describe the condition. Now it is any failure of the adrenal glands. Today it does run in families where autoimmune diseases occur. (thyroid, diabetes, adrenal, celiac, etc). ...Read more