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Is there a conncection between rett syndrome and bald spots?

Is there a conncection between rett syndrome and bald spots?

Nice question: Rhett's syndrome is a pervasive developmental disorder peculiar to girls. Odd & purposeless hand motions such as excessive rubbing can lead to focal areas of hair loss. Trichtillomania (neurotic pulling out hair) requires purposeful fine motor coordinated action to pull hair. So rubbing is the way a rett child would lose hair patches. ...Read more

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Baldness (Definition)

Baldness is a lack of hair on the scalp (it could ...Read more


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Is there a tie between horners syndrome and eyes?

Is there a tie between horners syndrome and eyes?

Many: Horner's syndrome, a complex of drooping eyelid (ptosis), constricted pupil (miosis) and reduced sweating of one side of the face (anhidrosis) can be caused by many things, including tumors on top of the lung, or anything that compresses certain nerves in the head and neck. In addition to falling lid, dryness of the eye & inadequate blink can alter vision. Advise you seek care immediately! ...Read more

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If my epilepsy is hereditary what's the percentage.My partner has Wolff Parkinson white Syndrome is it a hereditary is well.

If my epilepsy is hereditary what's the percentage.My partner has Wolff Parkinson white Syndrome is it a hereditary is well.

Yes WPW: Is hereditary. Not every form of seizure disorder is hereditary. Assuming you intend to have a child or are already pregnant the most useful thing to do is see a genetic counselor. There are a number of disease states that are genetic, that can be tested for antepartum, and even prior to attempting pregnancy. The genetic counselor can give you customized information unique to you and your partner. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between pcod and the syndrome? Is there a male counterpart to this women's problem?

Is there a difference between pcod and the syndrome? Is there a male counterpart to this women's problem?

No.: The paradox if pcos (or pcod) is that women with this condition have higher than normal free testosterone levels, together with Insulin resistance. Men have the latter, but frequently have low testosterone. But women may not ovulate. X includes metformin and clomid (clomiphene). ...Read more

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How likely is ehlers-danlos syndrome if one parent has some characteristics of it?

How likely is ehlers-danlos syndrome if one parent has some characteristics of it?

From 0 to 50%: Ehlers-danlos syndrome (eds) is a group of inheritable disorders. There are two different inheritance patterns of eds, autosomal dominant and autosomal recessive. If you have the dominant type, there's a 50% risk of eds in your child. If you have the recessive type, eds can only occur if your partner also carries the recessive gene. A genetic counselor is needed to tell you your exact risk. ...Read more

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What is the difference between kounis syndrome and syndrome x? Is there a test to diagnose?

What is the difference between kounis syndrome and syndrome x?  Is there a test to diagnose?

Different: Knunis syndrome can cause angina heart attack from coronary hypersensitivity and allergic reaction metabolic syndrome is a group of group of risk factors that occur together that increases the risk of cad. Strolke and diabetes. ...Read more

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A friend of mine has prominent finger pads that resemble fetal finger pads, but has no other symptoms of kabuki syndrome. Could there be another reason for this?

A friend of mine has prominent finger pads that resemble fetal finger pads, but has no other symptoms of kabuki syndrome. Could there be another reason for this?

Can be harmless: Minor anomalies like this are common. A few folks have this and nothing else. There is a lot written about dermatoglyphics and it's basically worthless. One of my doctor friends has Rubinstein-Taybi hands and is otherwise perfectly fine. You won't find the cause. Just enjoy knowing each other. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between hairy arms and keratosis pilaris?

Is there a connection between hairy arms and keratosis pilaris?

No: It can be inherited to some degree, but plenty of people with kp get it on non-hairy areas, including the face. There doesn't seem to be a single cure for it, but some patients have found good results with things like amlactin cream, thorough exfoliation, slathering coconut oil on in the shower, and eliminating wheat and dairy from their diets. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between being a twin and having a cleft pallet?

Is there any connection between being a twin and having a cleft pallet?

No: There are many many pairs of twins without a cleft palate. It is caused by a genetic mutation. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is a link between brain operation and loss of sensitivity in male genital area?

Is it true that there is a link between brain operation and loss of sensitivity in male genital area?

Neurosurgery: Brain surgery and loss of sensitivity in the male genital area would be extremely uncommon but could happen. The surgery would have been in the part of the brain that controls this anatomical area of the body - I personally have not see a case of like this. ...Read more

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My son have colour visiondeficiency although there is no history of inheritance from either side. His eye checkup is normal. Pl suggest?

My son have colour visiondeficiency   although there is no history of inheritance from either side. His eye checkup is normal. Pl suggest?

Retest: Most color vision deficits are inherited through the mother. On the x chromosome. Females of the family are carriers of the gene but only males are affected. Rarely a child can have a new genetic defect. The diagnosis is made by a trained pediatric ophthalmologist or retina specialist. Reading vision can be normal. ...Read more

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