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Medicine For Ectodermal Dysplasia
Genetics vary: There are different types of ectodermal dysplasia. Some are x-linked recessive and some are autosomal dominant. So depending on which parent has the condition, children could be free from the condition, be carriers, or have the disease. This would depend on the type of ectodermal dysplasia that the parent has. ...Read more
Tough to say: Ectodermal dysplasias are a class of diseases, not a specific disease. Find out what type your first baby had, and your specialists will be able to give you accurate information regarding future children. Some types are dominant, some recessive, some only happen in male babies, and some are random. Recurrence /precautions depend on the type. There is prenatal testing available for some types ...Read more
What do you suggest if my first baby born with ectodermal dysplasia, can I take precaution for the next baby?
Depends: on the type of ectodermal dysplasia your first baby has. There are many types and many different inheritance patterns. If neither parent has it, the inheritance could be either autosomal recessive or X linked. (shown here) The risk to your next baby would depend on which inheritance pattern runs in your family. Ask your doctor for detailed genetic information and an estimate of recurrence risk ...Read more
The genes affected..: As we have learned more about the genes that are mutated in this disorder, we are starting to better understand why patients develop the clinical symptoms they do. For a good overview, see: http://ghr.Nlm.Nih.Gov/condition/hypohidrotic-ectodermal-dysplasia. ...Read more
Ectodermal dysplasia: Ectodermal dysplasia consists of the triad of sparse hair, no (or few sweat) glands and absent (or a few ) teeth. It is a recessive x-linked transmission and therefore the full expression is seen in boys. Partial expression may be seen in female carriers due to random inactivation of the x chromosome. I believe that you have the latter form of the disease and therefore pregnancy may be safe. ...Read more
What to do if I have a rare condition call ectodermal dysplasia and I want to know if this will effect my pregnancy?
I was just told i had hip dysplasia, i was given and anti-inflammatory medicine. Is that really the best treatment?
Yes: It is a reasonable choice for the initial treatment. Options are rather limited other than medications or surgery. ...Read more
I have fibre muscular dysplasia is this caused by taking the drug elmiron (pentosan) for ten years I take it for interstitial cystitis ?
Here are some ...: It's natural to relate "new" health event with prior drug use. However, your clinical scenario showed you have suffered from multiple similar connective tissue-related conditions resulting from still much unknown causes. Besides, a 10-yr span has incurred much change in the body. So, it's hard to connect Elmira with fibromuscular dysplasia, which has been known to occur more in women. ...Read more
Your doctor is your : Your best guide is your doctor who gave you this diagnosis. Most such reports require follow up anywhere between 6 monthly to once yearly. Where is this dysplasia located? Please check with your doctor about further follow up. ...Read more
Dwarfism: Disproportionately short stature dwarfism is skeletal dysplasia and it is officially osteochondrodysplasia. There are around 200 different disorders. These people have changes of cartilage and bone growth and can develop changes such as abnormal shape and size of the bones, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bone disease..: Cleidocranial dysplasia is a condition that primarily affects the development of the bones and teeth. It can be inherited from one affected parent, or be a new mutation in an affected individual. It is important for a patient with this disease to see a geneticist. They can help coordinate care with other specialists (bone doctors, dentists) for this disease. ...Read more
Benign vs precancer: Metaplasia (on the cervix) is simply cell changes that are not typical for that area. It is not considered dangerous or pre-malignant so nothing is usually done. Dysplasia, on the other hand, is a pre-cancerous change. Dysplasia can be mild or severe and usually requires surveillance or treatment. I hope that helps. ...Read more
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