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Doctor insights on: Juvenile Angiofibroma

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Ebv causes nasopharyngeal angiofibroma?

Probably not: Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma is a rare tumor that is benign, but very aggressive. Many cancers of the nasopharynx (nose and throat) are associated with epstein-barr virus (ebv), but not this one. There was a paper written in 2008 that looked at 15 nasopharygeal angiofibromas and found no evidence of ebv. (carlos et al, head and neck pathology, sept 2008 volume 2 issue 3 pp 145-149.). ...Read more

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Could the sole papule on the side of my nostril that bleeds when scratched be nasopharyngeal angiofibroma? And is this a serious condition?

Could the sole papule on the side of my nostril that bleeds when scratched be nasopharyngeal angiofibroma? And is this a serious condition?

Maybe: Sounds like you already have a medical opinion! how long has the area been there? Are you using any medication? Please visit with your doctor to verify the plan of evaluation--a surgical removal of the tissue for diagnosis may be required. Please do not take chances. ...Read more

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Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Tuborous sclerosis. Which insurance covers laser treatment for angiofibromas? Best treatments for angiofibromas? Laser treatment is ineffective.

Angiofibromad: There are three main types of treatment for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma: hormone therapy, radiation therapy and surgery. Hormone therapy involves the use of a drug called flutamide, which acts by blocking testosterone receptors. The activity of this drug is further evidence for a hormonal cause for the condition. Treatment with Flutamide can shrink tumors by more than 40 percent. ...Read more

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What to do if I had an operation of angiofibroma in brain 20years bfore after that I got seizures?

What to do if I had an operation of angiofibroma in brain 20years bfore after that I got seizures?

See a neurologist.: If your seizures are due to that long-ago surgery, and you have no new brain tumor, the best treatment is medication to prevent seizures. That's no fun, but having seizures is worse. See a neurologist. ...Read more

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Adolescent medicine fellow?

Adolescent medicine fellow?

Training?: Is your question about the credentials of an adolescent medicine fellow? These are graduate doctors who have completed pediatric or internal medicine or family practice postgraduate training, and have gone on to study adolescents more intensely for two more years after residency. ...Read more

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How is juvenile cml treated?

How is juvenile cml treated?

With targeted agents: It is rare in children, however in adults we have a new group of oral pills that can control this disease for most patients for many, many years. It is worth a discussion with the child's treating doctor concerning any data that may be available in children with these newer agents. At some point, a marrow or stem cell transplant may still be needed. ...Read more

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Glaucoma testing for juveniles?

Glaucoma testing for juveniles?

Would be geat: There would be a low 'yield' unless you test only those with family history. ...Read more

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How common is juvenile onset diabetes?

How common is juvenile onset diabetes?

More and more common: There is a huge increase in type 2 diabetes because of increasing obesity across the population especially in children. ...Read more