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How common is discitis?

How common is discitis?

Not rare: As an id physician, i see 3 or 4 per year on average. ...Read more

Dr. Douglas Linville II
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Kyphosis (Definition)

When viewing the human spine from the side, there are usually three natural curvatures. The neck and low back have a curvature with the con cavity backward, this is known as lordosis; and the mid back has a curve with the concavity anteriorly, this is known as s kyphosis. When an elderly lady has an increase "hump" in this curvature in the mid back we call ...Read more


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How common is achondroplasia?

How common is achondroplasia?

1:25000: The prevalence is approximately 1 in 25, 000. It is a common cause of dwarfism however. ...Read more

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How common is nearsightedness?

How common is nearsightedness?

Very: This is the condition of the eyes in which near vision is generally ok but far vision is blurry. Also termed myopia. It is very common to a greater or lesser degree up to about 40% of the population by age 25. It is usually easily corrected with eyeglass, contact lenses, or refractive surgery like lasik. ...Read more

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How common is farsightedness?

How common is farsightedness?

Farsighted: Almost all infants are farsighted, and most grow out of it. In the middle years, myopia is much more common. Farsightedness becomes more common after age forty due to lens changes in the eye. The frequency varies with race and national origin. ...Read more

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How common is astigmatism?

How common is astigmatism?

Very common: Small degrees are very common but are easily corrected with glasses. Big amounts can be difficult to correct but is less frequent. ...Read more

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How common is CRPS?

How common is CRPS?

Pretty rare: This condition is not very common. It involves over reaction by the nervous system after an injury. I have only seen perhaps 20 or 30 cases in my career of > 30 years. ...Read more

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How common is childhood limping?

How common is childhood limping?

It Depends: When learning to walk, children use a strange gait that develops into a normal one over time. Some children are born with foot or leg deformities that also correct over time. However, children are more prone to injury, such as fracture, in general. They also are prone to other conditions such as septic joints and transient synovitis. Please see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How common is dyslexia?

How common is dyslexia?

Most common LD: Depending on definition, 5-17% of people in the us have learning disabilities, ~ 2.6 million children aged 6-11. About 80% of people with learning disabilities have dyslexia, a language-based primary reading disorder that results from a written word processing abnormality in the brain difficulty with accurate/ fluid sight-word reading, reading decoding & spelling are hallmarks. ...Read more

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How common is fibromyalgia?

How common is fibromyalgia?

Common: It affects 2-4% of the us population with a male to female ratio of 9:1. ...Read more

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How common is lymphedema?

How common is  lymphedema?

Surprisingly common: According to lymphnotes.Com (http://www.Lymphnotes.Com/article.Php/id/401/), in the U.S., just within the medicare age population, the number of persons afflicted with lymphedema, or at risk of developing it, exceeds 6.8 million individuals. That would include all causes of lyphedema both primary (don't know the cause) and secondary ( due to cancer, radiation, surgery, etc.). ...Read more

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What is scoliosis and how is it caused?

What is scoliosis and how is it caused?

It is a deformity of: The spine & are several types or categories with it appearing that the spine is curved &/or twisted. The categories are defined by the causes &/or age of onset. The typical one in teenage years is idiopathic scoliosis. This is assessed by seeing your physician. Causes can be tumor, a neurologic syndrome , an orthopedic syndrome, a congenital type or idiopathic which is multifactoral. ...Read more

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How common is aspergers?

How common is aspergers?

Aspergers: Some say 1:88 for autism. I think much more for aspies. They are awesome and if you have an iphone, mac, or windows machine, plus facebook. Then thank an aspie! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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How common is adrenoleukodystrophy?

How common is adrenoleukodystrophy?

Adrenoleukodystrophy: Adrenoleukodystrophy is passed down from parents to their children as an x-linked genetic trait. It therefore affects mostly males, although some women who are carriers can have milder forms of the disease. It affects approximately 1 in 20, 000 people from all races. The condition results in the buildup of very-long-chain fatty acids in the nervous system, adrenal gland, and testes, which disrupts. ...Read more

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How common is hyperaldosteronism. Is it rare?

How common is hyperaldosteronism. Is it rare?

Conn's common? : Said to be cause of 1/10 of those with HTN. I specialize in it. Contact me for second opinion. ...Read more

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How common is gastroschisis?

How common is  gastroschisis?

Incidence is rising: 20 years ago it would have been reported that about 1/10, 000 babies had gastroschisis. Now that risk may be as high as 3-4 in 10, 000 babies in some places. We do not know what is causing the risk of gastroschisis to rise. ...Read more

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How common is oligohyramnios?

How common is oligohyramnios?

"Low fluid": Oligohydraminos literally means "low fluid, " and corresponds to the amniotic fluid measurement that is performed when a sonogram is done. It may be detected in the second and third trimesters, resulting from many different medical situations and is usually seen in about 10% of pregnancies beyond 41 weeks. ...Read more

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How common is neuroblastoma?

How common is neuroblastoma?

Relatively common: Childhood cancer is rare. That being said, neuroblastoma makes up 8-10% of childhood cancer, and is the most common cancer in infants. About 700 children are diagnosed with neuroblastoma in the us each year. ...Read more

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How serious is cervical spine stenosis and how is it treated?

How serious is cervical spine stenosis and how is it treated?

Varies from not at : This varies from not at all to very serious. Treatment ranges from none to use of medication, exercise and sometimes epidural steroid injections to surgery. The only serious condition is when the stenosis leads to compression of the spinal cord leading to a condition known as a myleopathy. ...Read more

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What is mucha-habermann disease? How common is it?

What is mucha-habermann disease? How common is it?

Mucha habermann: Mucha habermann disease is a rare skin disorder. It is also known as pityriasis lichenoides et varioliformis acuta or PLEVA. Lesions can sometimes itch, - tend to be found in groups on trunk, arms and legs. PLEVA can disappear in 1.5 to 18 months without treatment. Scarring can occur. PLEVA is most often seen in children and young adults. ...Read more

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How common is hypothyroidism?

How common is hypothyroidism?

Fairly common: About 3% of the general population has hypothyroidism. It is more common in women than in men, and can run in families. ...Read more

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Dr. Zachariah George
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Curved Spine (Definition)

Curved spine = The human spine is normally curved. However excessive or abnormal curvatures can be seen with conditions like ...Read more