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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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Klippel-Feil: It happens about 1 in 40,000 to 42,000 newborns. It is slightly more common in females. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Toxic shock syndrome: how do you get it, how common is it, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Co arctation of aort: Read this: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/coarctation-of-the-aorta/basics/definition/con-20031772.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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