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Melkersson Rosenthal Syndrome
In Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome (cheilitis granulomatosa) can every kind of fragrance (smell) cause serious tongue and lip swelling, and glossitis?
Some do not all : this is a rare disorder, and he can occur in people with food or conteck allergies. It does not necessary care with all food or allergies. Is associated with oral facial swelling relapsing facial paralysis and fix your tongue. There are not completely clear criteria. There are resources to help United StatesInternational Institute of neurological disorders and stroke is doing research to increaseknowledge ...Read more
Reyes syndrome: Reyes syndrome is caused by giving Aspirin or othersalicylate drumsto a child who has a viral illness such as the flu. One can develop signs of liver failure, which consists of lethergy, vomiting, jaundice, which can cause seizures and eventually coma due high ammonia levels in the blood. ...Read more
Unknown: Melkersson-Rosenthan syndrome is a rare neurologic disorder with an unknown cause. It may have a genetic (inherited) predisposition as there is an increase prevalence in certain ethnic groups. ...Read more
Genetic disorder: It can lead to deafness. It accounts for about 5 to 10percent of congenital deafness. Its also associated with thyroid disease and goiters. 75 percent of pts have a goiter. Hearing loss may not be obvious at birth and progress gradually. Minor head trauma may accelerate symptoms. Gene testing would be neccessary. Its autosomal recessive so both parents would have to have an abnormal gene. ...Read more
Who is in danger?: If this is munchausen's by proxy -- an adult injures or sickens a child or lies, all in order to get them admitted to the hospital -- phone child protective services and fill out paperwork on them. If this is simply a person who is so desperate as to seek warmth by pretending to be sick, the family is probably already dysfunctional and drama is unlikely to help & may be disastrous -- be a friend. ...Read more
I have a healthy 15months old boy and preggo again.what are the chances of me having the second child with downs syndrom?
No different: Your chances are no different than they otherwise are for any other baby you might have. ...Read more
Does anyone know of any research on sweet syndrom? I have been diagnosed but only hear it is very rare. Not much info is available.
Sweet's syndrome: Characterized by the presence of white blood cells in the skin. Usually seen in neutropenic patients with cancer (acute leukemia). Present with red or bluish-red papules/nodules/plaques. Commonly at face, neck, and arms. Patients can also have high fevers. Treatment with high dose of steroids. Suggest to see dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I want to reduce the chances of my future children inheriting asperger's syndrom. I am a 30-year-old male with no kids. So, how much time do I have?
No one knows: Asperger's syndrome is not known to be inherited though genes are thought to play a role. If you are referring to a heightened incidence with an advanced fathers age autism is the full spectrum condition that has been connected to advancing age. Rule of thumb: men's genetic mutations double every 16 yrs. So sooner is better than later. ...Read more
Serotonin syndrome: Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening condition associated with increased serotonergic activity in the central nervous system. It can happen with interactions between drugs, and intentional self-poisoning. It usually presents within 6-24 hours of a change in dose or initiation of a drug. Symptoms include altered mental status, autonomic hyperactivity, and neuromuscular changes. ...Read more
ODD: Oppositional defiant disorder? Estimates suggest that 2%-16% of children and teens have odd. In younger children, odd is more common in boys. In older children, it occurs about equally in boys and in girls. It typically begins by age 8. Consult a mental health care provider for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Trisomy 21: Certainly a blood test can be used to see if a person has Down syndrome. This is called a karyotype and it is widely available. A better question, which I think you are asking, is if a blood test can determine if a fetus has Down syndrome. This is not widely available, and it is under development: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25053891 ...Read more