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What is the chance a retinal cavernous hemangioma is acquired in early childhood versus congenital?

What is the chance a retinal cavernous hemangioma is acquired in early childhood versus congenital?

Probably congenital: Retinal cavernous hemangioma is a benign retinal vascular tumor that is believed to be congenital and inherited (autosomal dominant). These lesions can be associated with similar central nervous system vascular anomalies, as well as skin vascular malformations. There are usually not symptomatic or progressive, and are probably most often found incidentally during a routine eye exam. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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How common is an ANA 1:640 in centromere pattern? Is it common to have vascular symptoms of raynauds, digital ischemia and stenosis in toes and exercise-induced pH w/o developing skin thickening?

How common is an ANA 1:640 in centromere pattern?  Is it common to have vascular symptoms of raynauds, digital  ischemia and stenosis in toes and exercise-induced pH w/o developing skin thickening?

Somewhat: ANA in titers of 1:160 occur in up to 10 % of the population as does raynaud's, especially in smokers. However, digital ischemia is less common and more concerning as is the ph. You should definitely see a doctor for these if you are not already doing so. ...Read more

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How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

How serious is congenital CMV in a newborn?

CMV: from being asymptomatic to death hearing loss vision loss mental disability seizures lack of coordination are some of the other permanent disabilities ...Read more

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Is developmental hip dysplasia common? Is 2-3 kids out of a 1000 common or considered rare? How often is developmental hip dysplasia missed?

Is developmental hip dysplasia common? Is 2-3 kids out of a 1000 common or considered rare? How often is developmental hip dysplasia missed?

Hip dysplasia is not: considered uncommon so the screening test for it should not be neglected. That is the reason why all infants are tested and continued to be tested throughout the first few years of life. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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What are the tests for transient neonatal pustular melanosis?

What are the tests for transient neonatal pustular melanosis?

Visual Diagnosis: This benign skin condition seldom warrants any tests. A scraping of the pustules reveals white cells & eosinophils without germs.The eruption pattern & lack of inflammation separate it from other entities. ...Read more

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In what age group is premature skin aging most evident?

In what age group is premature skin aging most evident?

The big two reasons: In my practice are excessive sun exposure and smoking. Certainly, there is a genetic component, but avoiding smoking and excessive sun exposure can go a long way toward preventing premature skin aging. ...Read more

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What is the staph infection risk for a premature infant?

What is the staph infection risk for a premature infant?

Higher than usual: Premature infants are at higher risk for infection in general because their immune systems are weaker and less developed. In the nicu, strict vigilant hand washing is a must and is taken very serious to reduce this risk. At home with a premie, you should do the same. If the baby is breast feeding, there is added protection for the baby. Wash you hands regularly. ...Read more

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What race of newborns are usually born with lanugo? Is it common in white newborns?

What race of newborns are usually born with lanugo? Is it common in white newborns?

In all ethnic group: Lanugo just refers to the fine, soft, downy hair on baby skin. Lanugo is from a latin word lana (wool) and only refers to "soft like wool" feel of the first hair. The hair sometime sheds before birth so some babies may not have it, but many do so and happens in all ethnic group. This hair usual sheds off quick--days to max 3-4 month, then normal hair. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?

Is lateral discoid meniscus definitely a condition that could existed at birth or within 1 year of birth. Is this a developmental condition?

Yes: No one is really sure what causes a discoid meniscus. Some doctors think that because there is an abnormal ligament attachment, the meniscus stretches out while a child is developing (after birth) and a discoid meniscus forms. ...Read more

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What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities. Condition heredity, age 55?

What is the expected life expectancy following a CABG for a triple vessel disease with no other co mordities.
Condition heredity, age 55?

Can live a full life: If surgery goes well, good LIMA and vein grafts, LVEF preserved (as u say no other comorbities) you should have a very full life. With all the progress in CV medicine, one can live with cad, chronic condition, be on the correct meds postop and live long! Meds needed too:Asa, ace inhibitor, statin, and beta blocker. I have patients living full lives 25 yrs post CABG. Need a technically good surgeon ...Read more

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How common is sudden adult death in a 23yo female?

How common is sudden adult death in a 23yo female?

Very rare: it is a very rare occurrence - so rare sudden deaths of young people often are covered in the news ...Read more

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If someone follows a regimen to avoid the onset of a certain disease but still develops it, is that indicative of a genetic predisposition?

If someone follows a regimen to avoid the onset of a certain disease but still develops it, is that indicative of a genetic predisposition?

Yes: Almost every medical condition has a genetic basis. Family history of disease predicts genetic predisposition & increases one's risk however the road to development of a disease is much more complicated. We know that predisposition is influenced by multi-factorial elements eg. environment, diet, viral triggers, & more. Some diseases appear by spontaneous gene mutation showing no familial trail. ...Read more

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How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

How common is a diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in a young female?

Find the cause: It's not a common finding, but if you have it, it is 100%. Thrombocytopenia is something that should never be trifled with; if it gets worse it can cause bad bleeding. In a young woman especially, it can herald lupus. Medications, having one's period, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, allergy to quinine in a cocktail, and a variety of other processes can be the cause. ...Read more

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What is the pattern of inheritance in familial intracranial aneurysms? Is it usually present in every generation?

What is the pattern of inheritance in familial intracranial aneurysms?  Is it usually present in every generation?

Intracranial aneurys: Prevalence in theus is21, 000 to 33, 000 new cases each year. Predominant age is 4-7th decades of life. Sex is females greater than males and blacks greater than whites. One in every stroke is caused by a intracranial aneurysm. I know of no exact inheritable figures available. Weak tissues are associated with the aneurysms. They are: poly cystic kidneys, fibromuscular dysplasia, and elasticum. ...Read more

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How common now is retinopathy of prematurity (rop) in babies?

How common now is retinopathy of prematurity (rop) in babies?

Rare: 0.2 - 0.4% of all babies born in the us. The more premature the baby, the higher the likelihood. ...Read more

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Can just thinning eyebrow in 5 yr old be symptom of alopecia areata?common clinical manifestation? What is the outlook for progression to scalp etc?

Can just thinning eyebrow in 5 yr old be symptom of alopecia areata?common clinical manifestation? What is the outlook for progression to scalp etc?

It can be a sign of : Alopecia Areata, which can also occur in the scalp. Unilateral eyebrow thinning can also be from Trichitillomania, pulling out eyebrow hair, or Tinea Capitis, a fungal infection. Less likely causes in kids are Telogen Effluvium, a response to physical or emotional stress, or hypothyroidism. His pediatrician can examine him & either provide treatment or refer him to a dermatologist, if needed. ...Read more

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What is the most common type of lymphoma in a 29 year old. Is it cureable?

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What is the most common type of lymphoma in a 29 year old. Is it cureable?

Hodgkin's lymphoma: Hodgkin's lymphoma will be more common at your age than non -hodgkin's lymphoma. Depending on the stage and other prognostic factors, but in general the cure rate of hodgkin's lymphoma is significantly high. ...Read more

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What are the tests for transient neonatal pustular melanosis?

Visual Diagnosis: This benign skin condition seldom warrants any tests. A scraping of the pustules reveals white cells & eosinophils without germs.The eruption pattern & lack of inflammation separate it from other entities. ...Read more

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What is pustular melanosis in infants and how is it treated?

What is pustular melanosis in infants and how is it treated?

Transient change: This is a transient skin condition of unknown origin.It presents in a fraction of infants with tiny blisters, pustules or open blisters with a scaley margin. The blisters or pustules are usually gone by 5 days but the pigmentary change may last for weeks to a few months. They resolve without treatment so no treatment is recommended. Exclusion of other conditions is part of the evaluation. ...Read more

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It seems I have Penile lentiginosis. I don't think it is Penile melanosis cause of my age,18, and no sexual activity. Is there any treatment possible?

It seems I have Penile lentiginosis. I don't think it is Penile melanosis cause of my age,18, and no sexual activity. Is there any treatment possible?

See a dermatologist.: A dermatologist can diagnose and treat your condition. If you are correct, and these spots are benign lentigos, topical treatments include hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, and tretinoin. Laser surgery can provide definitive treatment. The dermatologist can provide accurate diagnosis and definitive treatment. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Newborn freckle rash?

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What is the definition or description of: Newborn freckle rash?

Pustular melanosis: There is a condition where the fetus has a rash while in the womb that is tiny little pustules. They pop, but then leave a tiny spot of pigmentation where they were. When baby born those spots almost look like freckles, but baby has never had sun exposure! Usually fades away over the first few months of life - rarely is it a permanent rash. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of newborn freckle rash?

What are the symptoms of newborn freckle rash?

??freckle rash ??: Thats a new one for me. Perhaps u are describing a rash called transient neonatal pustular melanosis that comes up as small pustules without inflammation & leaves brownish pigment as it fades.The pigment will fade over ~3m. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for newborn freckle rash?

What is the treatment for newborn freckle rash?

Nothing: Babies get several skin rashes (their skin is very delicate and reacts to everything). The little pimples on the face will go away without any treatment. Wash his face with plain water, no soap, and don't use any creams or medicines on his face, unless your doctor recommends them. ...Read more

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Is melanosis a type of cancer?

Is melanosis a type of cancer?

Melanosis Coli: I think you are referring to melanosis coli. This is a discoloration of the inner lining of the colon, which is not cancerous, but can make it difficult to notice irregularities. ...Read more

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Can taking rifampicin cause melanosis coli?

Can taking rifampicin cause melanosis coli?

Med side effect: Doubtful. Melanosis coli is very common and can occur more frequently in females, those who use laxatives or who have inflammatory bowel disease. In general it can just happen so no need to try and see if a medication caused it. Speak to your md for more details if you are concerned but you may just "have it for no reason". ...Read more

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What exactly is melanosis cutaneous fibromatosis?

What exactly is melanosis cutaneous fibromatosis?

Disease: Depends where the lesion is. Likely it is a benign tumor (fibroma) that has skin color changes (melanosis) that need to be followed and biopsied on a regular basis. Autoimmune disease might also be a contributing factor. Ur dermatologist could best answer this. ...Read more

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What is a melanosis coli?

What is a melanosis coli?

Coloration of colon: The inside lining of the colon can become darkened oftentimes from laxative use but it is a benign finding seen on colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How do I cure labial melanosis?

How do I cure labial melanosis?

Dermatologist: See a dermatologist for treatment options. Bleaching treatments are available. Also discuss what may be causing the dark pigmentation such as oral contraceptives or other medications. ...Read more

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Can other medicines cause melanosis coli?

Can other medicines cause melanosis coli?

Yes: Although pathology textbooks focus on cascara laxatives as the cause of blackening of the colon mucosa by pigment in macrophages, the truth is that any laxative that works by damaging the colonic epithelium can do the same thing. ...Read more

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Can Alli produce melanosis in the colon?

Can Alli produce melanosis in the colon?

Not usually: Melanosis coli occurs with chronic laxative use, specifically the ones that have anthraquinone to cause pigmentation in the walls. It is a benign condition. As far as i know, Alli has no empiric or theoretical reason to cause this. ...Read more

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Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Different things: Primary conjunctival melanosis is a brown discolored spot in the eye that resembles a freckle or somewhat scatter. It is consider precancerous. Vessels in the conjunctiva might be tortuous or not. ...Read more

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Is there any homeopathic treatment for neurocutaneous melanosis?

Is there any homeopathic treatment for neurocutaneous melanosis?

Homeopathy: Homeopathy is an older treatment method, where small amounts of a substance that produce a symptom, are used to treat the symptom in microscopic amounts. Homeopathy is very popular in europe and is still in use all over the world. Homeopathy is symptom based and they do not "treat" named diseases. ...Read more

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I just had a colonoscopy this morning and they found melanosis coli. I look up =abusive use with laxatives.I do not use laxatives. What else causes?

Melanosis coli: If the diagnosis is correct is caused by cascara segrada an ingredient in many over the counter laxatives, softeners and herbal remedies. It causes deposits of pigment in the mucosal cells giving a black or leopard skin appearance to the colon lining instead of the natural pink appearance, it does not pose any medical risk but it does make diagnosis of colon pathology somewhat difficult. ...Read more

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What does ocular melanosis mean? My baby has dark spots on whites of eyes. Could it be a disease? His vision is 100% and his health is generally good

What does ocular melanosis mean? My baby has dark spots on whites of eyes. Could it be a disease? His vision is 100% and his health is generally good

Descriptive label: The label is a descriptive one meaning the eye surface contains recognized areas of melanin pigment with an unusual pattern. It is usually a benign condition and varies in frequency within several ethnic groups. About 1/20 have a risk over their lifetime of a transformation into a dangerous form of cancer. Regular checkups with an eye doc can recognize the need for treatment if it is ever needed. ...Read more

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I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?

I was told I have melanosis coli. I take daily herbal supplements to help with chronic constipation. Is this bad?

Benign: Melanosis coli is a benign condition that causes yellowish discoloration of colon that occurs due to excessive use of plant based laxatives such as senna. It is not associated with any serious condition. ...Read more

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