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I have a son with situs inverses / kartageners syndrome and want to know what I can do to make his life easier?
Compliance: The main problems will be with chest infections, which are usually manageable. If junior has seriously compromised lungs, he may want to choose a sport where strength / coordination are more important than aerobic excellence. Situs inversus patients are in demand for testing young physicians' skills -- can you tell the heart's on the right side? ...Read more
Infertile because of kartagener syndrome. Is there any treatment for this . I really wants to be dad . Also have acute bronchitis.
Genetic blindness: This is an autosomal recessive disease (i.e., the patient inherits one defective gene from each parent), with progressive loss of vision and sometimes other neurologic problems. Carriers (one copy of the gene) may have some visual problems. There is no specific treatment, and my hope is that if you or someone you know is affected, good supportive care will be available. ...Read more
Sharpe Syndrome : Its another name for mixed connective tissue disease, an autoimmune disease with features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis, sometime referred to as undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Individuals who have this condition are best served by a rheumatologist (an internist with subspecialty training in rheuamtology). ...Read more
Tumor family: This is a fairly common trait passed parent-to-child, 50% chance, in which certain tumors are substantially more common and there may be curious bumps especially on the skin. It is not curable but if good surveillance for tumors is maintained, it's manageable. Several genetic loci are known especially pten, and genetic counseling is available. ...Read more
Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure,coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any salicylate product was recognized.After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read: Horner's syndrome is the combination of drooping of the eyelid (ptosis) and constriction of the pupil (miosis), sometimes accompanied by decreased sweating of the face on the same side; redness of the conjunctiva of the eye is often also present. It indicates a problem with the sympathetic nervous system. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Genetic Condition: Kallmann's syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by the failure to commence or complete puberty. It causes hypogonadism (low level of circulating sex related hormones; testosterone in men and estrogen and Progesterone in women) and is accompanied by a total lack of the sense of smell (anosmia) or a heavily reduced sense of smell (hyposmia). The diagnosis is made by a full endocrine eval. ...Read more