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I heard a baby can be born early and can die from periodontal disease?

I heard a baby can be born early and can die from periodontal disease?

Yes and No: A 2006 published study in the journal of american dental association showed a positive association demonstrated that pregnant women with periodontal disease are up to 7.5 times more likely to delivery of a preterm/low-birth-weight infant compare to pregnant women without periodontal disease. However, baby can not die from periodontal disease. ...Read more

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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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Can I have preterm birth and my baby can die from periodontal disease?

Can I have preterm birth and my baby can die from periodontal disease?

Yes.: A mother with periodontal disease is at increased risk of having a pre-term low birth weight baby. This is documented and the consensus. Obviously a baby can die from being pre-term and low birthweight but the degree to which this may be a result only of periodontitis can be difficult to determine and is unlikely. Obviously a newborn cannot have periodontal disease themselves. ...Read more

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Babygirl born with addison disease, can it be the result of mother been bulimia?

Babygirl born with addison disease, can it be the result of mother been bulimia?

Doubt it: I've never heard of such a relationship. Eating disorders are tough on developing fetuses, but most of that is nutritional. Addison's is a disorder of the adrenal glands and should not be related. If someone here knows more, he or she will probably post it after my answer. ...Read more

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I had kawasaki disease when i was a kid, will that cause me to have heart problems as an adult?

I had kawasaki disease when i was a kid, will that cause me to have heart problems as an adult?

Possibly: If you had any coronary involvement from the disease you should have been followed periodically all along, as you are at risk. If you appear to have completely recovered with no evidence of any coronary involvement, there is some concern that you may be at risk for premature coronary disease as an adult. Your primary physician needs to be aware of your history to appropriately advise you. ...Read more

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Can menkes disease or syndrome show later in life? Can It unnoticed until adulthood? Is this possible? Are you always born with it?

Can menkes disease or syndrome show later in life? Can It unnoticed until adulthood? Is this possible? Are you always born with it?

Yes, Yes and Yes: Depending on the nature and degree of aberrant functioning of the gene ATP7A, responsible for copper transport and absorption, one can have classic Menkes disease in childhood, a variant now called Occipital Horn Disease in young adulthood or distal motor neuropathy in mid life. Most of the time the clinical picture does not vary within a family but sometimes it can. For a more detailed discussion of this very compl;ex matter, please schedule a virtual consult. Do consider chromosomal microarray testing and genetic counseling. This gene is X linked so the disease cannot be passed from the father but the gene can be passed to a daughter who will then pass it to her child 50% of the time.. ...Read more

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Can a baby be born with Parkinson's disease? Is it possible for a baby to be born with Parkinson's disease? If not, what is the youngest age that the disease can manifest itself in?

Can a baby be born with Parkinson's disease? Is it possible for a baby to be born with Parkinson's disease? If not, what is the youngest age that the disease can manifest itself in?

This : This would be exceedingly rare. There are very rare cases of juvenile parkinsonism, which is defined as disease before age 21. It is rare to get it even before age 40 (called "early" or "young adult" parkinson's). To have it as an infant would probably be "reportable, " meaning it is so rare that the parkinson's researchers would be interested in testing that specific patient for a new genetic disease. I would really explore many other diagnoses before i made that diagnosis in a baby. There is another disease called "dopa-responsive dystonia" that looks like parkinson's, and is more common. But all of these diseases usually show up in the teens or later. I would get a second opinion from a movement-disorders specialist if somebody is making that diagnosis in a baby. ...Read more

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I discovered that I caught chagas disease. I would like to have a child soon, so what will be the risk for the baby?

I discovered that I caught chagas disease.  I would like to have a child soon, so what will be the risk for the baby?

Your status ?: References quote 50% fetal transmission during the acute phase of illness and 3-5% during the chronic phase.Rare cases get a cure but most have residual parasite at low levels in the body, suppressed by your antibodies. If your health weakens you could see a reactivation of the disease (&higher rate of passage).Completion of initial rx ~ 90 -120 days out places you at lower risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how likely is it that a baby with meconium aspiration will develop lung problems etc. In later life?

Can you tell me how likely is it that a baby with meconium aspiration will develop lung problems etc. In later life?

Growth helps: Mec aspiration may cause inflammation early injury to the lungs. Since the lungs continue to develop and grow though, the new uninjured tissue may help to minimize the long term impact of the injury. It depends how severe the early problem was and if the baby required mechanical ventilation, has a history of prematurity or pulmonary arterial htn. Prmg peds can rev records faxxed to 858259 9689. ...Read more

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Have you heard of a baby being born with teeth? How rare is that?

Have you heard of a baby being born with teeth?  How rare is that?

Can happen : Neo-natal teeth, extra teeth that appear @ about the time of birth, can interfere with breast feeding and may need to be removed. Must be careful not to remove or harm the real baby teeth. Ask your pediatrician for referral to a pediatric dental specialist. ...Read more

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Can Lyme disease be passed from mother to child during pregnancy? If yes, is it super rare?

Can Lyme disease be passed from mother to child during pregnancy?  If yes, is it super rare?

Yes: Yes, but it is very rare. There have been documented cases where lyme disease was found in the live or stillborn child. Studies have not shown increased risk for birth defects in children of women who have lyme disease antibodies. At this time there is no specific congenital lyme disease syndrome. Source: nelson textbook of pediatrics, 19th edition. ...Read more

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My mother got hyperthyroid disease in age of 30, what can be the expected age in which i can get this disease?

My mother got hyperthyroid disease in age of 30, what can be the expected age in which i can get this disease?

Hard to predict: Even though it may be some genetic predisposition, hyperthyroid besides being serious if not treated, is also very symptomatic , with palpitation, anxiety, weight loss etc...., its best to mention to your doctor to have it checked at least once a year with some basic blood tests of your thyroid functions. ...Read more

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Can a baby have hearing loss at birth from a mother with cmv. But not have CMV himself?

Can a baby have hearing loss at birth from a mother with cmv. But not have CMV himself?

No: The damage to hearing is caused by active invasion of the tissues by CMV germs when the mother has it for the first time during pregnancy.A large portion of the adult population both male & female tests positive for prior CMV infection, once they have had they are immune & don't pass it or any damage to their infants. ...Read more

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How many woman have died from c sordellii following childbirth? Should i be worried? Can this be prevented?

How many woman have died from c sordellii following childbirth? Should i be worried? Can this be prevented?

Clostridium Sordelli: A 2006 review article reported 8 of 23 reported cases of C. Sordelli occurring during normal childbirth. 100% of these cases were fatal. This is a rare infection and does not deserve undue anxiety or worry and you need to realize that please. Early detection, and therefore prevention, are difficult because many women may carry C. sordelli in their vagina as part of their normal flora. Be well. ...Read more

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My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?

My mother died of stomach cancer at age 34. Is there a genetic test I can take to see if I will get it and likelihood of early death etc?

No routine test: It is possible but it is rare to have hereditary Stomach cancer. So it is unlikely that you have much risk for it. If you want to pursue it further, you should see a Gastroenterologist who can counsel you and may even find a genetic counselor to guide you further. An upper Endoscopy(EGD) can be done easily to look inside your stomach and also do a biopsy for H.Pylori infection which can cause Canc ...Read more

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How can you prevent heart disease from an early age?

How can you prevent heart disease from an early age?

See details: Eat a heart healthy diet, exercise regularly, control your weight, control risk factors such as hypertension or elevated lipids and never use any tobacco products. ...Read more