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How Many People Have The Gangrene Disease
Since doctors/nurses know the disease process, can they intentionaly cause the disease like Parkinson's to the people who had no genetic disposition?
Genetic diseases: Some must have two copies of the same gene to cause a disease. Good discuss at wikipedia. ...Read more
How can I make my community more aware of kawasaki disease ? What are the main symptoms of the disease?
Why do community...: ...Education about kawasaki? It is rare, unpredictable, not preventable, and rarely missed as a diagnosis after 5 days of fever - the minimum time to make the diagnosis in the first place. The other symptoms are rashes, red eyes, swollen hands and feet, and a swollen lymph node. ...Read more
People who have sickle-cell disease are resistant to malaria (they can't get malaria). How is this possible?
They can get Malaria: In a person who has sickle-cell trait – the red blood cells are destroyed prematurely before the Plamodium can reproduce. According to one study “Sickle cell trait provides 60% protection against overall mortality. Most of this protection occurs between 2-16 months of life, before the onset of clinical immunity in areas with intense transmission of malaria.” See: ...Read more
Slightly subnormal.: The lifespan and quality of life are slightly subnormal withy present treatment. Patients who are diagnosed early and maintain a strict diet can live a normal life span with normal mental development. However, recent research seems to show that neurocognitive, psychosocial, quality of life, growth, nutrition, bone pathology are slightly suboptimal. ...Read more
Follow this link: This link will provide you with a large amount of data along these lines. http://patient.info/doctor/epidemiology-of-coronary-heart-disease Cheers! ...Read more
How many years do people with hodgkin's survive if untreated? What is the most they could survive if untreated ( they refuse chemo)?
Disease will kill: It all depends on the extent of their disease and the biological characteristics of the tumor itself. Some hodgkin disease is quite aggressive and could result in fatality in a week. Other cases could survive much longer, but it is impossible to know without the specifics and having an idea of how fast growing the tumor is. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to answer: People with normal immune systems are not generally susceptible to osteomyelitis. Osteomyelitis is not a frequent disease, but there are certain factors that contribute to developing it. Bloodstream infection, called sepsis, is a major one. Also, traumatic injuries causing exposure of the bone to the outside environment may lead to it. Weakened immune system also predisposes to it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How many of the people with anemia are treatable, and how many are just born that way and untreatable? 50%/50%?
Majority treatable: There are a lot of causes of anemia- the most common are perhaps blood loss, decrease production- due to iron deficiency, vitamin deficiency, anemia of chronic disease - these are treatable minority cases such as hereditary anemia- such as diamond blackfan syndrome, fanconi's anemia, cooley anemia-much harder to treat-supportive tx only and bone marrow transplant to treat if possible. ...Read more
Type: Ischemic heart disease is one type of cardiovascular disease. Cardiac dysfunction secondary to coronary occlusion and infarct or critical pre infarct coronary stenosis. Organic heart disease includes idiopathic cardiomyopathy, amyloid, viral dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to valvular dysfunction. Arteriosclerosis or cardiovascular disease affectsallarteries inthebody.Strokes/heartattack/peripherov. ...Read more
Varies: The occurrence of addison disease is rare. The reported prevalence in countries where data are available is 39 cases per 1 million population in great britain and 60 cases per 1 million population in denmark. ...Read more
Middle adult age: Huntington's most commonly begins in mid adult hood, for example, between 35 and 40 years of age. ...Read more
Why cystic fibrosis only affects the caucasian population and how the disease may have originated?
not true: Cystic fibrosis is a metabolic disorder more common in caucasions by present in many populations.The incidence is 1/3500 caucasion, 1/17, 000 african american, 1/80, 000 native american. It arises in mutations in the cftr gene that regulates cellular transport of chloride.There are in excess of 700 known mutations recorded but most common is the delta 508. ...Read more
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