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Is there a known cause of cholangiocarcinoma?

Is there a known cause of cholangiocarcinoma?

Risk factors: The following is a partial list of conditions that some studies (but not necessarily all) have found to be associated with an increased risk for cholangiocarcinoma (cancer of bile ducts).Chronic liver disease (eg from hepatitis c or alcohol), gallstones, hepatolithiasis (liver stones), primary sclerosing cholangitis, liver fluke infection, obesity, diabetes, congenital bile duct cysts, others... ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Maluccio
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Cholangiocarcinoma (Definition)

A cancer in the slender tubes that carry the digestive fluid ...Read more


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Is there a known cause of liver cancer?

Is there a known cause of liver cancer?

Yes there are many: Almost 80% of liver cancers are due to underlying chronic hepatitis b and hepatitis c virus infection. Other significant risk factors include cirrhosis and hereditary hemochromatosis. ...Read more

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Is there a type of cancer that causes of swollen spleen?

Is there a type of cancer that causes of swollen spleen?

Maybe: Lymphoma is a blood cancer disorder that could make a person's spleen become enlarged. It is very rare to only get cancer in the spleen itself. ...Read more

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Is there a genetic cause of midgets?

Is there a genetic cause of midgets?

Likely yes.: It is very likely that there is a genetic component to this. There are issues like achondroplasia or dwarfism that are definitely genetic in origin. Height is very often a result of genetic selection in plants and animals and people are no exception. Excess in height is also genetic. Abraham lincoln is a very good exmple of marfan's syndrome, a disorder with great height as a feature. ...Read more

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Is cancer a possible cause of hemolysis?

Is cancer a possible cause of hemolysis?

One of several: Hemolysis is the process of breaking down red blood cells rapidly. The normal RBC is born in the bine marrow, has a life span of 100 days, and is chewed up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow to parts that are then used to make another rbc. Any disorder that causes the rbc's to be destroyed quickly is hemolysis. Drug reactions, large spleens from a blood disease, vasculitic disease like lupus.... ...Read more

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Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?

Is there a common cause of low liver enzymes?

Usually OK: When we talk about liver enzymes, we are usually referring to transaminases (sgot/sgpt, ast/alt). The lower limit of normal is either zero or close to zero. Therefore having a low value of one of these is not an issue. Albumin and protein can be low in malnutrition or protein-losing kidney disease. And severe malnutrition will cause everything to be very low across the board. ...Read more

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Is aortic dissection always a result of this syndrome, or are there other causes?

Is aortic dissection always a result of this syndrome, or are there other causes?

No: Certain syndromes such as eds, marfan, and turner predispose to aortic dissection but many other causes exist. A bicuspid aortic valve and recent valve surgery increase the risk of aortic dissection. Aortic dissection also tends to run in families (even if those family members don't have marfan or ehlers-danlos, or one of the other associated syndromes. ...Read more

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Is there a name of the organism that causes meningococcal disease?

Is there a name of the organism that causes meningococcal disease?

N.meningitis: The specific name of the germ is neisseria meningitis which has about 13 or so separate strains based on characteristics of its cell wall. Five strains are generally implicated in the meningitis or blood poisoning(sepsis) world wide. ...Read more

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Is there a name for the sort of anemia that is hereditary, causing gray hair as well?

Is there a name for the sort of anemia that is hereditary, causing gray hair as well?

DKC1: The most famous of these is dyskeratosis congenita, in which the cells of the body that must constantly renew themselves eventually fail. Thankfully, it is quite uncommon. Ordinary pernicious anemia (which should not be missed) can make the hair go gray early. ...Read more

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Is there such a condition known as labile hypertension and if there is what causes it?

Is there such a condition known as labile hypertension and if there is what causes it?

Yes.: Labile, the opposite of stable, means your BP is not elevated at all times, rather rises in response to situations or different conditions, such as "white coat hypertension". Previously thought to be less serious, it is now treated as aggressively as full time hypertension. It can be caused by surges of adrenaline, which can be caused by low blood sugar. Get tested for Insulin resistance. ...Read more

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Is there any other cause of the hyperkalemic paralysis except that it is genetic?

Is there any other cause of the hyperkalemic paralysis except that it is genetic?

No: The cause is strictly inherited as an autosomal dominant disorder which affects sodium channels in muscle cells and the ability to regulate potassium levels in the blood. It is most commonly associated with horses, but also occurs in humans. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is a most common manifestation of colon cancer?

What is a most common manifestation of colon cancer?

No symptom: Get a colonoscopy if age over 50, sooner if family history of colon cancer or having symptoms ( blood in stool, prologued diarrhea, unexplained abd pain, weight loss, bowel obstruction). ...Read more

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What is a possible cause of arteriosclerosis?

What is a possible cause of arteriosclerosis?

Arteriosclerosis: hypertension, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, smoking, genetics take your pick ...Read more

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Is there a cure/treatment for fever of unknown origin?

Is there a cure/treatment for fever of unknown origin?

Need dx: A fever of unknown origin (FUO) is just that, unknown, and any treatment before an official diagnosis would be empirical (based on, concerned with, or verifiable by observation or experience rather than theory, logic or a definitive diagnosis). ...Read more

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Is there a type of skin cancer that can be lethal?

Is there a type of skin cancer that can be lethal?

Yes: Skin cancers that are more advanced (higher stage) are associated with lower survival rates. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for hyperinflated lungs. What is the cause of this. ?

Is there a cure for hyperinflated lungs. What is the cause of this. 
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R/O COPD: Over Inflated Lungs can be caused by COPD=CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE the majority is caused by tobacco abuse. You need full exam /labs /CHEST CT/ Pulmonary Function Tests PFTS with DLCO) Then depending on results a Pulmonary Consult with Lung Bronchoscopy and biopsy. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of a brain aneurysm?

What is the most common cause of a brain aneurysm?

Cause unknown: The vast majority of intracranial aneurysms occur sporadically and the cause is unknown. It is likely that there is a genetic predisposition of certain people that have a weakness in the construction of the arterial wall that overtime bulges out and forms an aneurysm. ...Read more

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