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Is west syndrome hereditary?

Is west syndrome hereditary?

Secondarily: Infantile spasms divide broadly into those arising in the context of an identified disorder and those that are not (idiopathic). The spasns themselves are not hereditary, but many of the identified causes can be. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/west_syndrome. ...Read more

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What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the nerve cells. This causes slowing of nerve conduction and motor weakness classically in an ascending pattern from the legs proximally. The attack may be so dramatic as to cause breathing difficulty requiring a respirator. Treatment options exist. ...Read more

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What's reye syndrome?

What's reye syndrome?

Acute liver failure: Recognized in the early 60's this pattern of acute liver failure/coma & death often struck kids recovering from the flu or chickenpox. After improving they went through a rapid decline in aleartness & were found to have liver failure.An association with Aspirin products led to almost total elimination it it's use in kids<16yo. It is now rarely if ever seen even at the largest children's hospitals. ...Read more

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Is pots syndrome fatal?

Is pots syndrome fatal?

POTS: Syndrome is a group of symptoms pots, is postural orthostatic and tachycardia, is a dysfunction of blood pressure and heart rate , it is not fatal. ...Read more

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Did any famous people have angelman syndrome?

Did any famous people have angelman syndrome?

No: As is a genetic disorder due to dysfunction of a gene (ube3a) on chromosome 15. Patients have developmental delay, problems with movement/balance, happy/excitable personality & problems with speech. See: www.Angelman.Org. The children of some famous people have been diagnosed with as: sons of actor, colin farrell, author, ian rankin, baseball player, dave henderson, & hockey player, peter mcduffe. ...Read more

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Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

It is a genetic synd: It is a genetic syndrome. There's a bout a 3% chance the child will pass it on and less than a 1% chance it would occur in a sibling of this child of same parents. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

Disembarkment: Is a rare condition occurring after a motion event such as flying. Causes feelings of swaying or rocking, imbalance, fatigue & low concentration (brain fog), headaches, dizziness. Symptoms worsen by stress or lack of sleep or loud noises. Cause unknown. Some benefit from Benzodiazepines & Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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Did helen keller have usher syndrome?

Did helen keller have usher syndrome?

No: She lost her hearing and eyesight from an acute illness as a child. ...Read more

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Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) hereditary?

Is west syndrome (infantile spasms) hereditary?

Secondarily: Infantile spasms divide broadly into those arising in the context of an identified disorder and those that are not (idiopathic). The spasns themselves are not hereditary, but many of the identified causes can be. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/west_syndrome. ...Read more

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Are narcolepsy & gulf war syndrome related?

Are narcolepsy & gulf war syndrome related?

Hard to answer: I can't say no but also can't say yes. There are a lot of things that are unknown about the cause of each. It is clear that narcolepsy is relatively uncommon but that there are patients that have been diagnosed with gws and also have narcolepsy. More studying needs to be done on each condition separately and those that have both. ...Read more

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Is thoracic outlet syndrome fatal?

Is thoracic outlet syndrome fatal?

No.: There is no known mortality associated with thoracic outlet syndrome, but complications can arise during surgical treatment. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What's evans syndrome?

What's evans syndrome?

Anemia: Evans syndrome is a rare type of anemia in which the body makes antibodies that destroys white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. ...Read more

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Who discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)? What is it?

Who discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)? What is it?

Crouzonodermoskeleta: Crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome involves premature joining skull bones & acanthosis nigricans. Louis edouard octave crouzon (1874–1938) published “une nouvelle famille atteinte de dysostose cranio-faciale héréditaire” in archives de médecine DES enfants, paris, in 1915. So I am guessing that he discovered crouzon syndrome prior to that publication. ...Read more

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Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

Is XXY klinefelter's syndrome related at all to marfan's syndrome?

No: The two syndromes have some similar features, but they are different syndromes that are unrelated. Klinefelter syndrome is caused by ahaving at least one extra x chromosome in a person who has a y chromosome (normal male=46 xy, klinefelter=47xxy). Typical marfan syndrome is caused by a mutation in fbn1, coding for fibrillin-1. ...Read more

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