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Klein Waardenburg Syndrome
My daughter has inherited waardenburg syndrome form me. She has weak shoulder muscle control and weak grip strength. Could they be related?
Possibly: Some patients with that syndrome can have issues related to the shoulders and the spine but is pretty rare. A thorough physical exam and evaluation by physical and occupational therapist can help isolate the source of the problem and direct referrals from there. A specialist such as a neurologist may be involved in the process also. ...Read more
Kundalini: The kundalini syndrome has been reported in people with near-death experiences or with some types of yoga & meditation. The main sx is a feeling of energy or heat at the spine. It can also include severe headaches, sense of energy or heat in the hands, ecstasy, body tremor or vibration, sense of heat or cold moving through the body, sensing inner lights as well as other tactile experiences. ...Read more
Extra Y chromosome: About one man in 1000 has an extra Y chromosome and it's likely to be discovered only if there's some investigation because of some problem such as autism. This has given rise to the myth that autism, criminal behavior and so forth are more common in such men. They average taller and tend to get worse acne. The "criminal" claims haven't held up to real science. ...Read more
Highly variable: This is fairly common and quite variable clinically depending on the extent of the deletion. DiGeorge and velocardialfacial syndrome patients may have deletions here. There's a good review at http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/22q112-deletion-syndrome ...Read more