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Is Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Hereditary
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a form of chronic lung disease that affects newborns (mostly premature) and infants. It results from damage to the lungs caused by mechanical ventilation and long-term use of oxygen for more than 28 days. Most infants recover from BPD, but some may ...Read more
Not usually: Not curable. Deformities of spine and long bones occurs. Some shortening and dwarfism.No cure for this congenital dysplasia.Spondylometaphyseal dysplasia is a genetic disorder with features similar to those of spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, including a short trunk, short-limbed dwarfism, near-sightedness, cleft palate, pectus (chest wall) deformities, and lumbar lordosis (swayback). ...Read more
No: But much can be done with problem joints. ...Read more
Not a newborn DX: Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is not present at birth. It is a condition of airway & lung scarring that occurs in premi's & micro premi's during their prolonged need for ventilation or oxygen in those critical weeks. Xrays are seen to gradually change to show the characteristic patterns that correlate with pathology seen under the microscope when a kid doesn't survive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Options: Close attention to nutrition, caloric intake, weight gain, possible vitamin supplementation is also advised. Supplemental oxygen, diuretics and avoiding infections such as RSV. It is advisable to check with you pediatrician regarding the use of a monoclonal antibody against RSV, a type of viral infection which can result in hospitalization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SED is a term…: …describing a group of disorders involving abnormal growth (dysplasia) of the spine (spondylo) & of the growing ends of bones (epiphyseal). It results in disproportionately short trunk & many other abnormalities. The following website covers the topic very thoroughly: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1260836-overview. ...Read more
Possibly: A new mutation in a gene called bap1 was discovered in august 2011 which predisposes people to develop mesothelioma (and melanoma of the eye.) people with a strong family history of mesothelioma might carry this gene in their family. To learn more: http://www.Cancer.Gov/newscenter/pressreleases/2011/mesotheliomabap1. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone disease..: Cleidocranial dysplasia is a condition that primarily affects the development of the bones and teeth. It can be inherited from one affected parent, or be a new mutation in an affected individual. It is important for a patient with this disease to see a geneticist. They can help coordinate care with other specialists (bone doctors, dentists) for this disease. ...Read more
Precancerous Cells: Dysplasia is considered pre-cancerous and is usually graded by severity (mild-moderate-severe). On the cervix, mild dysplasia = mild cervical intra epithelial neoplasia or cin i. The words are often interchangeable and both mean "precancerous". I hope that helped, take care. ...Read more
Pulmonary fibrosis: While I have not seen it commonly there are some families with a history of pulmonary fibrosis. Most of my office patients and previous fibrosis patients I have come across are the only ones in their family with fibrosis. I have one patient in my practice with several family members with progressive and ultimately fatal fibrosis. She has been evaluated at duke university with a genetic workup. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HPV germs: Agree with dr bh. Infection, not inherited. Cervical cancer is caused by certain bad members of the hpv (human papilloma virus) family. The good news: easy to screen and prevent courtesy of your old friend the pap smear & hpv testing. We're hoping the hpv vaccine will help too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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