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Difference between duchnne & becker muscular dystrophy. Can becker m d discovered in early childhood?
Sometimes: Cardiomyopathy (cm) is weakness of the heart muscle. This can be caused by alcoholism, high blood pressure, certain drugs, and other environmental exposures. We have an increasing awareness of many genetic causes, too. Several hundred genes can have errors (mutations) that can cause different types of cm, including hypertrophic, dilated, and restrictive cm. These often run in families. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sir my homeopathy dr says duchenne muscular dystrophy is curable with homeopathy should l trust him?
Quackery & delusions: If that "doctor" really could do that, he'd win the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Homeopathy is not medicine. Practitioners have no real medical knowledge. Would you want your MD to practice 214-year-old medicine on you? Because that’s when homeopathy was invented. Join the 21st century. Read “Homeopathy: The Ultimate Fake” at http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelatedTopics/homeo.html. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is cortical dysrythemia (as eeg) curable with homeopathy (bufo rana30, oenanthe crocata-3x)? Please advise!
Hard to know: Without knowing your case, I cannot say how well those remedies (Bufo rana & Oenanthe crocata) apply to you. Hopefully you're working with a professional homeopath who has taken your case well and has prescribed accordingly. In general, homeopathic treatment has been known to help seizures -- but remedies are prescribed for the individual experiencing symptoms, not pathologic diagnosis alone. ...Read more
Incontinentia: pigmenti is an uncommon inherited disorder of an incomplete IKBKG gene that causes increased tendency for certain body cells to self-destruct. It is more common in women and primarily affects the skin, eyes, nails and teeth. Most people are spared neurologic involvement, but delayed development, intellectual impairment and seizure may occur. ...Read more
Rare X linked pbm: Ip is a rare multisystem affliction that is seen in girl infants & fatal to males in the womb. Incidence estimates run 1/40000-1-50000 births. It appears sometimes as a blistering rash, warty or just increased pigmentation in a swirling or streaking pattern. For a more see: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/ pmc2729954/?Tool=pmcentrez. ...Read more
Duchenne: It is an x linked (from the mother) defective gene. Therefore it effects only boys. Not aware of an ethnic predilection. ...Read more
Early Fuchs dystrophy w/clear corneas, mild gutta, 20/20vision but high densitometry,glare, lights,depth perception. Dr says this combination unusual?
Various.: Zellweger syndrome is a genetically heterogeneous disorder and can be caused by mutation in any one of several genes involved in peroxisome biogenesis, including peroxin-1 (pex1; 602136) on chromosome 7q21, peroxin-2 (pex2; 170993) on 8q21, peroxin-3 (pex3; 603164) on 6q23-q24, peroxin-5 (pex5; 600414) on 12p13, peroxin-6 (pex6; 601498) on 6p21, peroxin-7 (pex7; 601757) on 6q22-q24, peroxin-10 (pe. ...Read more
There's so much tv advertising about atrial fibrillation. John's Hopkins publishes that AF is found in about 1% of the general population. Maybe true?
Occasionally: It can run in families, but mainly, it's just a common entity that has increasing prevalence with aging. ...Read more
Here's what my dad ECG report says..SINUS RYTHM LEFT, ARIAL ABNORMALITY, LVH WITH REPOLARIZATION ABNORMALITY, PROLONGED QT INTERVAL..please interpret?
Try a : Google or bing search of your missing doctor. ...Read more
PXE: Pseudoxanthoma elasticum, pxe, is an inherited disorder that causes select elastic tissue in the body to become mineralized, that is, calcium and other minerals are deposited in the tissue. This can result in changes in the skin, eyes, cardiovascular system and gastrointestinal system. Pxe was recognized over a hundred years ago. A number of significant advances have been made. ...Read more
Yes (in a sense): We are only just beginning to understand the genetics of congenital heart disease (chd). There are some specific genetic syndrome associated with asds. In addition, simply having an ASD does impart an increased risk--though small--of having children with chd. So yes, having chd is heritable, but in a multifactorial way (i.e. Not a single gene defect in many cases). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer