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What are the tests for wiskott aldrich?

What are the tests for wiskott aldrich?

Tests include: Complete blood count, flow cytometry and gene sequencing are typically ordered for diagnosing this problem.. You will need to see an immunologist, perhaps even a geneticist ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Wiskott Aldrich (Definition)

Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease that affects males. Patients with WAS have eczema, low platelet counts, and immunodeficiency. Although gene therapy for correcting WAS has been under investigation, the only current hope for cure is ...Read more


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What are the common symptoms of wiskott aldrich?

What are the common symptoms of wiskott aldrich?

See below: Classic triad of wiscott-aldrich syndrome are recurrent infections, bleeding diathesis due to thrombocytopenia(low platelet count), and extensive eczema in male children. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wiskott Aldrich?

What is the definition or description of: Wiskott Aldrich?

Rare genetic disease: Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome (WAS) is a rare X-linked recessive disease that affects males. Patients with WAS have eczema, low platelet counts, and immunodeficiency. Although gene therapy for correcting WAS has been under investigation, the only current hope for cure is a stem cell transplant. ...Read more

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Do wiskott aldrich kids grow into adulthood, and if so, what symptoms do wiskott aldrich adults have? How do the adults differ from the kids?

Wiskott Aldrich: Wiskott aldrich symptoms include the following: 1. Increased tendency to bleed caused by a significantly reduced number of platelets
2. Recurrent bacterial, viral and fungal infections
3. Eczema of the skin. ...Read more

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Why does wiskott aldrich syndrome only affect males?

Why does wiskott aldrich syndrome only affect males?

X-linked disease: The gene associated with this condition is located on the x chromosome, which is one of the two sex chromosomes. In females (who have two x chromosomes), a mutation in one of the two copies of the gene in each cell usually does not cause the disorder. In males (who have only one x chromosome), a mutation in the only copy of the gene in each cell causes the disorder. ...Read more

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Does wiskott-aldrich syndrome affect women very often?

Does wiskott-aldrich syndrome affect women very often?

Very rarely: While it is an x-linked condition and the vast majority of females who have one mutated copy of the was gene are unaffected carriers, there are case reports of women having a mild form of the disease due to non-random x-inactivation. ...Read more

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Is prenatal diagnosis possible for wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

Is prenatal diagnosis possible for wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

Yes: Prenatal molecular analysis by direct mutation analysis, and crrier stage can be DX by chromosomal analysis. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for people with wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

What are treatment options for people with wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

Depends on symptoms: Treatment depends on what symptoms are occurring. For instance, if there is bacterial infection, antibiotics are needed. If blood platelet counts are low, immunoglobulins &/or steroids are given. The best option is to discuss with your Dr. and find what's best. ...Read more

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How does the doctor diagnose wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

How does the doctor diagnose wiskott-aldrich syndrome?

See your Doctor: Laboratory and hematologic testing is essential. Possibly genetic testing as well. Lastly, the history and physical exam are very important. See an immunologist! ...Read more

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Why do medicines expire?

Why do medicines expire?

Safety: Some may become less effective over time and other's may have adverse effects when expired. ...Read more

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Sex enhancing medicines?

Sex enhancing medicines?

For what purpose?: Libido? Erectile function? Premature ejaculation? "sex enhancing" seems to me to be a very broad topic. Best to chat w/your family doc to figure out what's wrong. Then consider appropriate treatment. Check out http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/search/label/libido, http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/search/label/erectile%20dysfunction & http://alvinblin.Blogspot.Com/search/label/premature%20ejaculation. ...Read more

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What medicine to eat to cold?

What medicine to eat to cold?

Antihistamines: A cold is a viral infection, usually resolves on its own. People take medicines to resolve symptoms. Cough medicine like Guaifenesin and antihistamines like cetirizine, fexofenadine, loratidine, are commonly used for drainage, warm salt water rinses may help with the sore throat. If it doesn't improve seek a doctor. ...Read more

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In medicine what does oth mean?

In medicine what does oth mean?

Not a standard: Abbreviation. I really have no idea. Can you put it in context ? Where did you see it? If I'm making up things...obstructive tonsillar hypertrophy? Of the heart? Odd tooth brushing habits? Short for Other? ...Read more

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Do homoeopathic medicines work?

Do homoeopathic medicines work?

Yes, I do: It depends on the patient, the problem, and the skill of the homeopath in taking the case, though. Some problems are not appropriate to treat primarily with homeopathy, and doing this will be both ineffective and possibly unsafe. I've personally worked with many patients not helped through conventional means, and witnessed their gradual recovery. I've had positive results in my own health too. ...Read more

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I want medicine for height gain?

I want medicine for height gain?

See a physician : That type of treatment has to be carefully administered by a physician. Please see one that specializes in endocrinology. ...Read more

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What's substance or drug misuse?

What's substance or drug misuse?

Definition: The dsm-iv-tr has very specific criteria for substance abuse or substance dependence. Substance misuse, however, is not well defined but often the term is used when a person is engaging in maladaptive behaviors with regard to a substance that does not meet full criteria for abuse or dependence. Getting help before the problem worsens is key. Aa/na and sponsor and getting treatment for the problem. ...Read more

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How bad is taking the drug acid?

How bad is taking the drug acid?

Psychologic effect: By acid, I assume you mean LSD. LSD can produce psychological effects and altered sense of reality. Remember the Beatles song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds? The song is reportedly describes the effects of LSD. While it is not physically additive, using LSD on a regular basis, the hallucinogenic effect of drug can make it difficult for the user to have any normal sense of reality. So avoid use. ...Read more

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What add medicine works the best?

What add medicine works the best?

The one that works : I have a preference for vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine). It has a smooth curve and can taken once a day. I do prescribe all of them, and unfortunately it often boils down to the availability of the medications( shortages have occurred) and which meds the insurance co will cover. ...Read more

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Do you hyprrtensive drugs forever.

Do you hyprrtensive drugs forever.

Yes most of the time: It depends but after life style modification like loosing weight, salt restriction.Dash diet, exercisising regularly do not help control elevated blood pressure.Once drugs are started and tolerated they need to be taken all your life in most cases.Of course there are rarely exception as life style modification may be successful and drugs may be reduced in dosage or stopped under medical supervision. ...Read more

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What medicine works best for cold?

What medicine works best for cold?

Medicine isn't alway: Needed. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Can you perscribe medicine online?

Can you perscribe medicine online?

No: Prescriptions can not be written. This is a patient education forum. It seems that you have some important conditions that need an expert physician talk to you face to face and then recommend most appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Could I take 3 medicines together?

Usually: Most medications do not cross react. Your prescribing doctor should know all you are taking to avoid giving you a problematic medication. The pharmacist commonly will detect such problems. Mostly they are uncommon. ...Read more

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Whats the best medicine for a cold?

Whats the best medicine for a cold?

Boost immunity: 1. Throat coat liquorice tea: several times/day
2. Megafood Megaflora plus probiotics 4 caps 2 times/day for 1 week.
3. Sunshine for 30-45 minutes daily at noon or Vitamin D3 10,000 IU/day (NOW brand is good)
4. Zinc supplement 50 mg/day (NOW brand is good) with food for 7-10 days
5. No milk products for 10-15 days ...Read more

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How many drugs are counterfeit now?

How many drugs are counterfeit now?

Serious problem: There are many entry points into the drug distribution channels and the fda cannot be everywhere. Many drugs are so expensive that unethical manufacturers have produced ineffective imitations that can be either dangerous or have no drug in them. We have to trust our pharmacists and the good work of regulators but there is a risk. The actual percentage is only a guess. ...Read more

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What medicine can I use for migren.

What medicine can I use for migren.

Migraine headaches: There are a few causes of headache. One of them is called a migraine. True migraines are severe, often on one side of the head, and often associated with nausea and vomiting. People with headaches often get relieve with aspirin, tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen, and similar drugs that are called non-steroidal antiiflammatory agents.

There are specific treatments for migraine, that require a prescription. ...Read more

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How do you know your medicine works?

How do you know your medicine works?

Symptom relief: Of this all depends on what the medication is treating but, symptom relief is a strong indicator of response to medication. ...Read more

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Who has cheaper drugs--us or canada?

Who has cheaper drugs--us or canada?

Usually Canada: Typically drug prices for non generic medications are lower in canada than in the us. ...Read more

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