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 will having albinism affect my child’s development?

 will having albinism affect my child’s development?

What Type?: The best way to get your questions answered is to ask your child's pediatrician for a referral to a geneticist and a pediatric ophthalmologist at lucile packard children's hospital, where your child will receive excellent care. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott McLean
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Marfan Syndrome (Definition)

An inherited disorder that affects connective tissue where one's body shape is long, with thin arms, hands, and fingers, and when the total arm length is greater ...Read more


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Will my children inherit my bronchiectasis problem?

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Will my children inherit my bronchiectasis problem?

They may: It depends on cause of ur bronchiectasis. Some of the causes r genetic, cystic fibrosis, cilia motility problem, primary immune deficiencies, etc. If u have those, ur kids may have higher chance of developing bronchiectasis if they develop those dis. If u developed bronchiectasis because of recurrent lung infections without immune deficiency, or a rare condition, abpa, it is usually not genetic. ...Read more

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How will having Marfan syndrome affect my long-term health?

How will having Marfan syndrome affect my long-term health?

Cardiovascular: Heart & blood vessel problems are most likely to impact your health. Also detached retina, collapsed lung, learning disabilities. See pubmed article on marfan's : www.Ncbi.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh1455/#adam_000418.Disease.Signs. Or www.Marfan.Org. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with osgood schlatters disease in both knees, how does that affect my growth?

Diagnosed with osgood schlatters disease in both knees, how does that affect my growth?

It won't: Osgood-schlatter is a condition involving a portion of the tibial growth plate at the insertion of the patellar tendon. It is associated with tight quadriceps (especially the rectus femoris). There can be a painful fragmentation that occurs at this area. The best treatment is stretching, nsaids and rice. It resolves when the growth plates close. Rarely it can end in fracture. ...Read more

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Does Marfan syndrome only affect males?/does Marfan syndrome only affect females?

Affects men & women: Marfan syndrome is autosomal dominant, not sex-linked. About one in 3000-5000 people have marfan syndrome. It affects an equal number of males and females. ...Read more

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Is my vasculitis inheritable by my children?

Is my vasculitis inheritable by my children?

Some are: Some of these conditions are indeed inheritable. However, others are acquired. It really depends on what type of vasculitis you have. ...Read more

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How does Marfan syndrome affect the heart?

How does Marfan syndrome affect the heart?

Enlarges aortic root: Patients with marfan syndrome have tendency to develop aortic wall enlargemnt causing mainly aortic root aneurysms.This can lead to aortic valve insufficency and also aortic dissection which is a tear in the wall of the aorta. ...Read more

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How will childhood obesity affect my child later in life?

How will childhood obesity affect my child later in life?

Medical consequences: Medical consequences of childhood obesity are many. Obese kids can get cholesterol plaques in the arteries, high blood pressure, and type 2 diabetes. Liver damage from fatty liver (fat building up inside the liver) starts in teenagers, but heart damage should not appear until adulthood. Other problems include being teased by others and being too out-of-shape to fully participate in games & sports. ...Read more

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Does Marfan syndrome affect the brain?

Does Marfan syndrome affect the brain?

No: Marfan syndrome affects the eyes and damages one's vision, and the syndrome affects the lining of the spinal cord, but it typically does not cause brain problems. ...Read more

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Both my girls was born with really short bilacords can that cause heath issues like autism I have 4 year old and 5 month old?

Both my girls was born with really short bilacords can that cause heath issues like autism  I have 4 year old and 5 month old?

Having a short : Umbilical cord is associated with a higher incidence of developmental delays, but not specifically autism. Call child find of your local school district for free developmental assessment of your 4-yr.-old & early intervention of your state health division for free assessment of your 5-mo.-old, for peace of mind. If your pede doesn't routinely screen development, use the aap's healthy child app. ...Read more

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Can mold affect my unborn child?

Can mold affect my unborn child?

Curious question: Your unborn child is in a cocoon of tissues that wall off any intrusion during development.The only access to the fetus is trough the blood,filtered by the placenta. No agent,including mold,that is not traveling though your blood can get to baby. If you were to have some sort of bad allergic response to mold, it might stress baby, but I can't see where any chance exposure you have will do anything ...Read more

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Is ADHD hereditary? My husband has adhd. Is ADHD an inherited condition? Will our children have it? .

Is ADHD hereditary? My husband has adhd. Is ADHD an inherited condition? Will our children have it?

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Runs in families: ADHD tends to run in families, especially among males. There is no way to predict if a future child will have aDHD. ...Read more

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Does COPD affect small children?

Does COPD affect small children?

No: Not typically. The biggest risk factors for COPD are years of smoke exposure and a certain enzyme deficiency that is hereditary. Smoke exposure during the childhood years increases the risk of developing COPD over time, but to have the onset of COPD in childhood would be extremely rare. ...Read more

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My daughter has hodgkin's disease. Will this affect her health?

My daughter has hodgkin's disease. Will this affect her health?

Yes: Hodgkin's disease is a form of cancer of the lymph nodes, albeit a treatable cancer. Please seek care for her asap to avoid spread of the disease. ...Read more

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How does a baby with congenital heart disease affect the family its born in too ?

How does a baby with congenital heart disease affect the family its born in too ?

Depends: Some problems are relatively simple to fix and after repair will be just fine and require little additional concern. More severe conditions may require multiple surgical procedures and require the allocation of major financial and emotional resources with expected increased stress levels. And some children will never be ok or will die. Good luck. ...Read more

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My daughter has congenital hydrocephalus, she was born at 35 weeks. How can this affect her motor development?

Developmental issues: That occur in children with hydrocephalus are variable, as dr. F explained, & can include cognitive, motor & social/adaptive challenges. The impacts can often be reduced by early intervention, then school-based therapies & ongoing medical care by pediatricians, neurologists, neurosurgeons, pede. Ophthalmologists, orthopedists & more. For support & information see http://www.Hydroassoc.Org/. ...Read more

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