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What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

What is a clotting factor deficiency in a child?

Depends on which : Factor. There are about a dozen clotting factors and any of those could be deficient. Some are serious others not so much. It is not feasible to provide specific suggestion from the information provided. ...Read more

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Toxoplasmosis (Definition)

An infection caused by the parasite toxoplasma gondii. It is found in various animals and birds, but the primary hosts of ...Read more


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Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Is a woman with sc blood genotype a sickle cell carrier or patient. And what is the health implication of this especially during pregnancy?

Hgb SC: Is a sickle cell syndrome but the genetics are different. A woman with HGB sc will pass either a HGB s gene, or a HGB c gene to her child. It is important to know what kind of HGB the father has-he should have a hemoglobin electrophoresis to find out how the child might be affected. Pregnancy complications are rare, but the baby can have a low weight, and rarely there are complications for the mom. ...Read more

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Would there be a (big) difference in the measurement if a 12wk old fetus compared to a 9wk old fetus? The gestational age would be determined in u/s?

Would there be a (big) difference in the measurement if a 12wk old fetus compared to a 9wk old fetus? The gestational age would be determined in u/s?

Yes: An first trimester sonogram is fairly accurate at dating a pregnancy (within a margin of error of about a week). At 12 weeks menstrual age with a viable pregnancy a sonogram measurement of 9 weeks would change the dating of the pregnancy and your due date should be based on that sonogram. Later sonograms should not change this established date. ...Read more

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Is being an african-american a risk factor for rickets?

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Is being an african-american a risk factor for rickets?

Yes: Dark skinned individuals need more sunlight exposure compared to light skinned ones. ...Read more

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Thyroid cancer and heredity? How much does heredity play a part in getting thyroid cancer? Is it different if the relative who had it is a cousin vs. A mother or an aunt? What about an identical twin?

Thyroid cancer and heredity? How much does heredity play a part in getting thyroid cancer? Is it different if the relative who had it is a cousin vs. A mother or an aunt? What about an identical twin?

A little bit: Authorities think about 5% of patients with thyroid cancer may have a hereditary component. We can't identify the genes yet, and go by "clusters. In general, the closer the relative, the more likely you will have thyroid cancer, assuming that this has an hereditary component. But most dont. ...Read more

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What stage in a woman's life is a woman considered to be at an age where pregnancy is riskier?

What stage in a woman's life is a woman considered to be at an age where pregnancy is riskier?

20 - 25 best age: Teenage women and women roughly starting at the age of 25 have increasing risk of all kinds of pregnancy complications - which many times with proper prenatal care can be managed and result in the delivery of a healthy baby while keeping mom safe. ...Read more

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Is diabetes a major factor in kidney health?

Is diabetes a major factor in kidney health?

Absolutely!: It is the primary cause of most chronic kidney disease. ...Read more

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I've heard the mother's age at conception is important (below 35 usually best) for a baby's health. How much of a factor is the father's age?

I've heard the mother's age at conception is important (below 35 usually best) for a baby's health.  How much of a factor is the father's age?

Age effects: Women get the blunt of aging effect due to the basics of reproduction.Women are born with all the eggs they will ever release and the effect of background radiation/toxic exposures add up.Men produce sperm from stem cells and essentially make a new batch daily.The healthiest and best swimmers are the most successful for conception.This natural selection spares some of the age issue for men. ...Read more

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How important antigen testing is in HSP in finding causative agent when it occurs in house wife with no obvious cause at home env.?

How important antigen testing is in HSP in finding causative agent  when it occurs in house wife with no obvious cause at home env.?

HSP: Some cases of hsp have been linked to vaccinations for typhoid, cholera, yellow fever, measles, or hepatitis b; foods, drugs, chemicals, and insect bites. Some experts also say that hsp is associated with the colder weather of fall and winter. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic test in UK that can tell if a person is a poor metabolizer with Clopidogrel having two copies of each of the CYP2C19 gene.?

Is there a genetic test in UK that can tell if a person is a poor metabolizer with Clopidogrel having two copies of each of the CYP2C19 gene.?

Phenotype is the big: issue, not genotype, because we each live with the complex results of both genotype combined with all our complex internal controls, beyond the any gene or sets of genes alone. Since clopidgrel is a platelet suppressing, clot-slowing agent, best check clotting with & without whatever trial dosage. The best of the clotting tests is TEG, study: Thromboelastography, commonly used in hospitals. ...Read more

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Is maternal age still a factor for miscarriage when donor eggs are used?

Is maternal age  still a factor for miscarriage when donor eggs are used?

No.: As you can see from the attached curve, fertility rates depend on the age of the egg donor - not the age of the uterus. Take Folic Acid 1-5 mg daily and best of luck. ...Read more

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How dangerous is CT scan of brain in a young adult? Wil it cause any problems in the future ? Is it a risk factor for any disease?

How dangerous is CT scan of brain in  a young adult? Wil it cause any problems in the future ? Is it a risk factor for any disease?

CT scan: Ct scans are safe for most people, and the doctors weigh the need for this information vs the exposure to radiation, etc. If the scan includes contrast ("dye") there may be reactions to this -- but most people are not allergic. Your doctors should be checking your history and be ready for any possibility. Please discuss your concerns with the doctors who already know you. ...Read more

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What is a major factor in low birth weight?

What is a major factor in low birth weight?

Major Factor: Low birth weight has multiple causes. Utero placental insufficiency being the ultimate culprit. In truth there are many major factors that cause low birth weight. In our present day, in our community i must say that the major factor responsible for lbw is cigarette smoking. ...Read more

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How is it that malaria is such a significant hazard in africa?

How is it that malaria is such a significant hazard in africa?

Causes death: According to the world health organization (http://www.Who.Int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs094/en/) "• in 2010, malaria caused an estimated 660 000 deaths (with an uncertainty range of 490 000 to 836 000), mostly among african children. ". ...Read more

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What point is an embryo, fetus, or baby considered a human being in the u.S.?

What point is an embryo, fetus, or baby considered a human being in the u.S.?

Depends: This depends on who you ask. Some have a personal opinion that life begins at conception, some at "reasonable expectation of viability", some at birth.Various states have their own legal definition of status.I don't expect the arguments to be resolved in my lifetime & i doubt there will ever be a consensus on the matter. ...Read more

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Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Is Lpa a significant risk factor for heart disease or is LDL the most important. ?

Being worked out: Lp(a) is quite elevated is an independent risk factor that seems to be almost entirely hereditary, and may be managed with a different medication regimen. For the vast majority of us, LDL cholesterol is key, and it's always against the background of other risks. Avoid smoking, stay physically fit and trim, and hope for many years of good health. ...Read more

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In your opinion, what is the worst genetic disease for a fetus?

In your opinion, what is the worst genetic disease for a fetus?

Down syndrome.: For many reasons (longevity, inability to care for self, chronic health problems, neurodevelopmental delay and dementia) this is a particularly hard genetic condition for families to bear; don't misunderstand me, i personally think some of the affected individuals are charismatic and a blessing to their families, but typically they are a heavy burden (>90% 5-year divorce rate reported). ...Read more

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