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What is wernicke korsakoff syndrome?

What is wernicke korsakoff syndrome?

Brain damage: Wernicke's encephalopathy and korsakoff syndrome are different conditions that are both due to brain damage caused by a lack of vitamin b1 (thiamine). A lack of vitamin b1 is common in people with alcoholism. It is also common in persons whose bodies do not absorb food properly (malabsorption), such as sometimes occurs after obesity surgery. ...Read more

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What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the nerve cells. This causes slowing of nerve conduction and motor weakness classically in an ascending pattern from the legs proximally. The attack may be so dramatic as to cause breathing difficulty requiring a respirator. Treatment options exist. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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What causes wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

Alcohol: It is a syndrome of chronic alcoholism, or rarely thiamine deficiency from other causes). ...Read more

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Is usher syndrome life-threatening?

Is usher syndrome life-threatening?

No: Usher syndrome is a condition characterized by severe to profound hearing loss and progressive vision loss. The genetic mutations cause deterioration of the cochlear nerve, leading to partial or complete deafness, and deterioration of the light-sensing cells on the retina, leading to partial or complete blindness. ...Read more

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Is munchausen syndrome hereditary?

nature and nurture: Like most mental health conditions, munchausen's is most likely a complex interplay between the genome and developmental/ socioemotional influences. ...Read more

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Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Crouzon: Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis was described by crouzon in 1912. The genetic cause was not identified until 1994 and the credit goes to a number of different geneticists - reardon and preston independently helped narrow the genetic inheritance to the fgfr2 gene. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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Is munchausen syndrome herreitery?

Possibly: There may be some hereditary predisposition. Munchausen syndrome was reported in two brothers, two twins and couple families. ...Read more

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Hows patau syndrome inherited?

Hows patau syndrome inherited?

Not inherited: Patau syndrome, or trisomy 13, is not inherited, in that a baby does not "get it" from either parent. It is usually caused when the egg does not divide properly at the time of fertilization. This accident causes a baby to get an extra number 13 chromosome in every one of its cells. Trisomy 13 is rare, but a very serious condition. Most babies with it die before birth or shortly after birth. ...Read more

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What is bardet biedl syndrome?

What is bardet biedl syndrome?

Wow: I have to think back to medical school- best to review with a pediatrician- it is a syndrome that has many characteristic, which can have degrees of severity and may or may not exist among those affected- in other words, not all affected are necessarily alike-: it is genetic, obesity, mental deficiencies, blindness, problems with kidney function, problems with gonads, extra fingers, diabetes, wea. ...Read more

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Is prader willi syndrome hereditary?

Is prader willi syndrome hereditary?

Not typically: Prader willi is most commonly a random genetic abnormality that occurs early in development of fetus. There is usually no history of the disease in the family. ...Read more

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Is pots syndrome fatal?

Is pots syndrome fatal?

POTS: Syndrome is a group of symptoms pots, is postural orthostatic and tachycardia, is a dysfunction of blood pressure and heart rate , it is not fatal. ...Read more

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Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

Is cubital tunnel syndrome rare?

No: it is not rare but less prevalent than carpal tunnel syndrome for every 20 carpal tunnels i do one cubital tunnel release ...Read more

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Is paraneoplastic syndrome genetic?

Is paraneoplastic syndrome genetic?

No: There is no genetic relationship to the development of a paraneoplastic syndrome. ...Read more

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Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

Is goldenhar syndrome heritable?

It is a genetic synd: It is a genetic syndrome. There's a bout a 3% chance the child will pass it on and less than a 1% chance it would occur in a sibling of this child of same parents. ...Read more

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How serious is wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

How serious is wernicke-korsakoff syndrome?

Variable.: If untreated can cause serious irreversible damage to brain including coma, death ? ...Read more

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Is west syndrome hereditary?

Is west syndrome hereditary?

Secondarily: Infantile spasms divide broadly into those arising in the context of an identified disorder and those that are not (idiopathic). The spasns themselves are not hereditary, but many of the identified causes can be. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/west_syndrome. ...Read more

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