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Is there any difference between neurofibromatosis 1 and neurofibromatosis 2?

Is there any difference between neurofibromatosis 1 and neurofibromatosis 2?

Etiology: Neurofibromatosis (nf) 1 is called von recklinghouse, caused by single gene disorder on chromosome 17, causes non-cancerous lumps. Nf 2 also called central nf is a mutation of merlin in chromosome 22q12, 10% of all nf and causes bilateral acoustic tumors. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Neurofibromatosis (Definition)

A genetic condition characterized by cafe au lait spots, which are pigmented patches of skin, and benign ...Read more


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Is there any difference between neurofibromatosis and elephant man's disese?

Unknown: Despite multiple attempts at diagnosis, there is no sure diagnosis of the disease joseph merrick suffered from. It was thought for many years he had nf, though he may have had proteus disease. There are numerous conditions that can cause extreme deformities that look similar. ...Read more

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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? are there anymore forms or types ?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes? are there anymore forms or types ?

Making insulin: The basic difference is in making your own insulin.In type one, something kills off the insulin production in your pancreas.Since it is needed to move glucose from the blood into the cells, you must get it from an outside source or your blood level goes up too much & you eventually die. In type 2, you can make it but it doesn't work as effectively.You take extra or pills that make it work better. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between sarcoidosis and neurofibromatosis?

No: Neurofibromatosis is a genetic condition that affects patients from birth. Sarcoidosis is an acquired disease, albeit with some genetic predisposition. The two are not linked however, as far as i know. ...Read more

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What is the difference between neurofibromatosis1 and neurofibromatosis 2?

Etiology: Nf 1 also called von recklinhausen, caused by single gene disorder on chromosome 17 and causes non cancerous lumps. Nf 2 also called central neurofibromatosis caused by mutation of merlin in chromosome 22q12. 10% of all nf and causes bilateral acoustic tumors. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between achondroplasia dwarfism and other types?

Is there a difference between achondroplasia dwarfism and other types?

Yes: Achondroplasia dwarfism is genetic & accounts for 70% of individuals with dwarfism. Growth hormone deficiency & other medical consitions are other potential causes of dwarfism. ...Read more

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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 chiari malformations?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 chiari malformations?

Chiari malformations: Type i is associated with a portion of the cerebellum called the tonsils, downwardly displaced through the foramen magnum at the base of the skull. Most are asymptomatic. Type ii is usually associated with a failure of the spinal cord to close and is often associated with hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between malignant neoplasms and crabs?

Is there a connection between malignant neoplasms and crabs?

History: The word karkinoma means “crab” in ancient greek. Hippocrates (460-377 bc), a greek physician and author of the the oath that includes the phrase, “first do no harm, ” first compared the swollen blood vessels radiating from breast tumors to the limbs of a crab& referred to the disease as karkinoma.The word cancer was later used to mean a malignant tumor. Cancer is used for the zodiac of the crab. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between cancer and tumor?

Is there a difference between cancer and tumor?

Yes: While cancers are characterized by tumors, not all tumors are cancerous. Tumor derives from the latin for a 'mass' (a 'lump' - not all of which can be felt of course). Tumors are a result of an abnormal growth of cells and can be benign, or essentially only grow in one place and cannot spread. Cancer is when a tumor becomes malignant, or is able to spread and invade other tissues. ...Read more

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Is there a noticeable difference between pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer?

Not really: Both can present with pain, itching, yellow skin and eyes. The CT scan will be the first step to help differentiate. Then some blood tests. ...Read more

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What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in chidlren?

What is the difference between type 1 and type 2 diabetes in chidlren?

Pathophysiology: Although both type i and type ii diabetes manifest with high blood sugars the basic underpinnings of the two are different. Type i diabetes is caused by an autoimmune destruction of the beta cells which make Insulin in the pancreas. It is not caused by diet or lifestyle choices. Type ii diabetes in children is most often associated with obesity and a family history of type ii diabetes. Children with this disease are very Insulin resistant. Eventually their bodies are unable to keep up with the Insulin demands and the blood sugars rise. ...Read more

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Is there an association between pcos and neurofibromatosis?

Is there an association between pcos and neurofibromatosis?

No: Pcos is far more common than neurofibromatosis. While a woman may have both disorders, having one of them doesn't increase the risk or likelihood of having the other. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between disorder and disease there are no details

Whats the difference between disorder and disease there are no details

That : That is a good question. I looked this up the definitions on line to make sure i got it right. Please note the source of each definition. Disorder - a derangement or abnormality of function. Used as a euphemism when it is not certain that the abnormality is in fact a disease, or when public relations suggest that the word disease is likely to be inflammatory or upsetting. (saunders comprehensive veterinary dictionary, 3 ed. © 2007 elsevier, inc) disease - a pathological condition of a body part, an organ, or a system resulting from various causes, such as infection, genetic defect, or environmental stress, and characterized by an identifiable group of signs or symptoms. (the american heritage® medical dictionary copyright © 2007, 2004 by houghton mifflin company. Published by houghton mifflin company. ) sometimes the word disorder is used to cover a condition when exact causes are not known. ...Read more

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Is there much difference between neoplastic and dysplastic cells?

Yes yes: There is a difference between neoplastic and dysplastic. Dysplastic , abnormal growth or development of existing tissue. Neoplastic, relates to a new growth or tumor. ...Read more

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Is there a relation between Asperger and Alzheimer's ?

Is there a relation between Asperger and Alzheimer's ?

Not known.: If you mean asperger syndrome, this is a form of autism characterized by impaired social interaction, and repetitive patterns of behavior. The latter manifestation can be easily confused with other mental disorders, like schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Alzheimer's is a subtle form of dementia with memory and function loss as the main symptoms. ...Read more

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Is there a correlation between erythromelalgia and multiple sclerosis?

Is there a correlation between erythromelalgia and multiple sclerosis?

None that I know: However, just because one has ms, doesn't rule out possibility that additional co-morbidities can crop up, but I am not aware of any non-coincidental relationship. ...Read more

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Is there a link between any other disease and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Is there a link between any other disease and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia?

Complications: While hht is a stand alone genetic disease - because it can affect a variety of organs there are several associated complications including iron deficiency anemia (from bleeding), pulmonary hypertension or high output cardiac failure - from avms. Rarely, hht is associated with juvenile polyposis (comes from mutation in 1 of the 3 genes known to cause hht) and requires additional care. ...Read more