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How do tell if the problem is munchhausen syndrome?

How do tell if the problem is munchhausen syndrome?

Can be hard: Munchausen syndrome and its child variant, munhcausen's by proxy, are self-induced "disorders" that patients or parents of patients deliberately induce to gain medical attention. Depending on the sophistication of the individual, recognition can be challenging, because typically the individuals seem cooperative and grateful for the care--until caught! one looks for unusual presentations. ...Read more

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How to know if this is rokitansky syndrome?

How to know if this is rokitansky syndrome?

Absence of vagina: This is the question, correct? Physical exam and imaging can determine whether this birth defect is present, and what corrective surgery may be appropriate. ...Read more

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What is sandifers syndrome? How can you tell if a baby had it

What is sandifers syndrome? How can you tell if a baby had it

Let Doctor Decide: Happens in < 1% of babies w/ reflux & can look like a seizure; very scary for parents. Happens after feeding, baby will arch back, rotate head to one side sharply while making gurgling sounds. Limbs may writhe and eyes may rotate oddly. May seem very quiet and almost unresponsive. May be a pain reaction. Sometimes seizures must be ruled out, some videotape it. Doctor treats underlying acid reflux. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is hirschsprung’s disease?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is hirschsprung’s disease?

Delayed BM in nursry: Normal newborns have a bm (stool/poop) in the first 48 hours. Failure to do so along with distended abdomen and vomiting may indicate hirschsprung's disease in which part of the colon has abnormal nerves. Biopsy of the colon makes the diagnosis. Some babies/children may be diagnosed later in which case the symptoms may be a little different (chronic constipation). A contrast enema helps diagnose. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how common is klippel-feil syndrome?

Can you tell me how common is klippel-feil syndrome?

Klippel-Feil: It happens about 1 in 40,000 to 42,000 newborns. It is slightly more common in females. ...Read more

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What is rett disorder and how do you get it?

What is rett disorder and how do you get it?

Rett=congenital girl: Genetically, rett syndrome (rtt) is caused by mutations in the gene mecp2 (on x chromosome). Rtt is a neurodevelopmental disorder that almost exclusively affects females. The signs: small hands and feet , small head, repetitive hand movements, such as wringing/ putting hands into the mouth, stomach disorders, seizures, most can't talk and 50% don't walk. Rett is confused with:autism, angelman, cp. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if Down syndrome isn't genetic, why is it a genetic condition?

Can you tell me if Down syndrome isn't genetic, why is it a genetic condition?

Word games: Many people lump together chromosomal defects with gene disorders just because they can have similar appearance and or are studied by "geneticists". Ds is present when the patient has extra chromosome material (whole or part) of the 21 chromosome. A gene defect would be what causes cystic fibrosis, where a mutation in the ctfr gene triggers the abnormality. ...Read more

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What if the learning disability has no title? How can you treat for something that is unknown? How do you find a way to get known disability diagnosis

What if the learning disability has no title? How can you treat for something that is unknown? How do you find a way to get known disability diagnosis

Why do you need one?: The labeling of learning issues is primarily a requirement of schools or tutoring centers to assure that the kid qualifies for the extra attention they may need to progress. The primary thrust of teaching those with learning issues is to identify what their strengths are and teach to those strengths.By avoiding a students weak areas, you decrease the frustration of learning. ...Read more

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How to know what is angelman syndrome?

How to know what is angelman syndrome?

Happy Puppet Syndrom: As is a genetic disorder, a chromosome 15 deletion, characterized by intellectual and developmental delay, sleep disorder, seizures, jerky movements, abnormal gait, autistic behavior and frequent laughter or smiling.No cure is available, anti-seizure medications can be given for the seizures. ...Read more

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Toxic shock syndrome: how do you get it, how common is it, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Toxic shock syndrome: how do you get it, how common is it, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Bacterial infection: It is a rare syndrome. Causes includes superabsorbent tampons, skin infection and injury and surgery. It develops suddenly and can be fatal. Intravenous fluid, blood transfusion, Adrenalin like drugs, antibiotic. ...Read more

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How to tell if someone has munchausen syndrome?

How to tell if someone has munchausen syndrome?

Build a history: Medical case literature provides compelling documentation of patients who have intentionally exaggerated, feigned, simulated, aggravated, or self-induced an illness or injury for the primary purpose of assuming the sick role. This is not hypochondria or imagining illness - it is faking with intent, even self-inflicted harm. ...Read more

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Please tell me if it is unusual to not know the type of diabetes?

Please tell me if it is unusual to not know the type of diabetes?

Quite common: Many people don't know simply because they've never asked and their doctor never specifically told them. Sometimes, it may not be clear right away after a new diagnosis. Factors increasing likelihood of type 1: younger age, normal or underweight, abrupt onset, very high level at diagnosis, few family members with type 2, + family history of type 1, initial treatment choice is insulin.Diabetes. ...Read more

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What is turner syndrome and how is it treated?

What is turner syndrome and how is it treated?

45 X/0 Pattern: At conception, one half of a set of 46 (23pairs) chromosomes (cms) is brought from egg & sperm.If the combination is missing one x of the sex cms, a girl is born with 45 instead of 46 cms.The loss can affect every cell in the body, resulting in a variety of heart, kidney, brain or other problems. It also may cause no specific problem & not be noticed until late childhood.Supportive care is needed ...Read more

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How common is it for somebody to get serotonin syndrome?

How common is it for somebody to get serotonin syndrome?

Uncommon: Serotonin related medications are generally safe as a class, and serotonin syndrome is very uncommon. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?

Can you tell me what is coarctation of the aorta and how is it treated?

Co arctation of aort: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/coarctation-of-the-aorta/basics/definition/con-20031772.

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Can you tell me how is zellweger syndrome diagnosed?

Can you tell me how is zellweger syndrome diagnosed?

Blood tests: This information comes from a very good website- which I copied at the bottom " Zellweger syndrome causes the build-up of very-long-chain fatty acids (VLCFA). Therefore, a blood test for measuring the level of these fatty acids Here is a good website with more information http://ulf.org/the-zellweger-spectrum ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is hughes syndrome related to tonocard?

Can you tell me how is hughes syndrome related to tonocard?

Hughes syndrome: read this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antiphospholipid_syndrome I can't find any relationship to tonocard ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a cure for capgras syndrome?

I need to know if there is a cure for capgras syndrome?

Capgras Syndrome: Capgras syndrome is the delusion that a friend, spouse, parent, or other close family member has been replaced by an identical-looking impostor. It usually comes in the context of schizophrenia, dementia, brain injury, or delirium caused by other medical illnesses like hypothyroidism, out-of-control diabetes, and certain medications. Treating the underlying condition is the only way to help it. ...Read more

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I have myelodyspalstic syndrome. What is the best way to treat it?

I have myelodyspalstic syndrome. What is the best way to treat it?

Find a specialist: Mds, as it is called, is serious disorder of blood formation in the bone marrow. It comes in several forms of severity. There are treatments using chemotherapy with different drugs like azacitidine, revlimid(only for one subtype)and decitabine. But the decision about when to treat and which drugs, is made by a hematologist who has experience in treating mds. Consider going to a known cancer centr. ...Read more

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When there is hand tingling, how do you know if it is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome?

When there is hand tingling, how do you know if it is caused by carpal tunnel syndrome?

Location: Carpal tunnel syndrome will have tingling in the hand in the palm surface of the thumb, index, middle and 1/2 of the ring finger. It is usually not associated with pain above the elbow, but it can. Neck pain and weakness are usually signs of a pinched nerve in the neck and not carpal tunnel syndrome. A good pm&r doc or orthopedic surgeon can tell the difference easily with an examination. ...Read more

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