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How common is celiac disease?

How common is  celiac disease?

Pretty common: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more

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Lyme Disease (Definition)

A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more


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How common is fifths disease?

How common is fifths disease?

I would say so: The majority of kids will have this before school age and have blood evidence of prior infections by the time they are teens.I see a case every month in the office and others are labeled during a phone call to the office. Rarely(once every few years) I see kids pass it to their parents who must have missed it as a kid. ...Read more

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How common is huntington's disease?

How common is huntington's disease?

5-10/100,000: Huntington's disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is autosomal dominant. Most estimate that it occurs in 5-10 per 100, 000 population. There does not appear to be any sexual discrimination. It is a progressive disease that usually becomes manifest in patients 30-40 years old. ...Read more

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How common is meniere's disease?

How common is meniere's disease?

Somewhat: It's estimated that there are over >600k patients in the usa with meniere's disease. ...Read more

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How common is fifth disease?

How common is fifth disease?

I see clusters yrly: As an illness, fifth disease usually makes its rounds amoung the infant and toddler set . I see it in clusters, affecting one or another day care center or church nursery in waves, followed by months when no cases come in.A few years back we had a wave that affected toddlers, teens and a few adults, which was a bit unusual ...Read more

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How common is raynaud's disease?

How common is raynaud's disease?

Pretty common: Raynaud's disease is not actually a disease. It is symptoms of pain, coldness and color changes in hands and/or feet with no known cause. However, it is frequently seen with a variety of other diseases such as collagen diseases and thoracic outlet syndrome. When a cause is found it is called raynaud's phenomenon. Treatment is mainly protect the hands and feet when exposed to cold environment. ...Read more

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Is crohn disease contagious, how common is it in babies?

Is crohn disease contagious, how common is it in babies?

Crohn's disease: This is not a communicable condition, as far we understand it. Its etiology has been attributed to colonization of the gut with different organisms (a british doctor thinks a tb-like bacillus) and an abnormal host immune response to these. 20% of cases occur in children, but the youngest are in the range of 7-8 years, and often in families with adult crohns, suggesting hereditary component. ...Read more

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How common is raynauds disease?

How common is  raynauds disease?

3 to 20%: So bone fide raynaud's phenomena ranges anywhere between 3-20% for women and 3-15% in men. The ranges are somewhat wide: interestingly, some estimates in france has been higher (~15%) than in the us (~5%). I feel that the more accurate number is closer to 5% worldwide though based on studies down thus far. ...Read more

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How common is blount's disease?

Blount's disease: "Blount disease, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population." See: http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/b/blount_disease/prevalence.htm ...Read more

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How is celiac disease generally diagnosed?

How is celiac disease generally diagnosed?

Blood tests, biopsy: Celiac disease is diagnosed by finding certain types on antibodies on a blood test. A small intestine biopsy can be used for diagnosis. There is also a blood test to see if a person has the genes that are seen in celiac disease patients. ...Read more

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How common is lung disease?

How common is lung disease?

Very: Depending on the age bracket and what diseases the prevalence is quite high. As an example chronic lower respiratory disease is the 3rd leading cause of death in the us after heart disease and cancer. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/lcod.htm/. ...Read more

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How typical is goodpastures disease?

Goodpastures disease: Quotes vary. "Frequencies vary from 0.5 to 1 cases per million per year." (http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/goodpastures-syndrome) ...Read more

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How common is celiac disease in children?

How common is celiac disease in children?

Maybe 1% (1 in 100): Celiac disease affects about 1 in 100 people, to about 1 in 150 people. The exact numbers are not certain, but it affects a little less than 1% of the population. ...Read more

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How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

How is hashimoto's disease treated usually?

Hormone replacement: If hashimoto's disease has resulted in underactivity of the thyroid, it is treated with replacement of thyroid hormone. If the thyroid function is normal, no specific treatment is required. ...Read more

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How lethal is lymes disease?

How lethal is lymes disease?

It can be serious: If left untreated it can cause significant cardiac, arthritic and neurologic problems. Death from untreated lyme death would be very rare. ...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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What is chagas disease and where is it common?

What is chagas disease and where is it common?

It is an infection.: Chagas disease occurs mainly in South America but can also occur in the United States. Trypanosoma cruzi is the name of the parasite that causes the disease. The parasites are transmitted between animals and humans by triatomine bugs (also known as kissing bugs). The disease primarily affects the heart, esophagus and colon. ...Read more