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Doctor insights on: Mild Cases Of Down Syndrome

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Is the abdominal pain associated with cushing's syndrome mild moderate or severe?

Is the abdominal pain associated with cushing's syndrome mild moderate or severe?

None of the above.: Abdominal pain is not a prominent feature of cushing syndrome. There is an increased risk of kidney stones in cushing syndrome, and there can be some low back pain. Rarely, pancreatitis can occur in cushing syndrome, and that pain would be likely severe. ...Read more

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Down Syndrome (Definition)

A genetic chromosome 21 disorder causing ...Read more


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Is fragile x syndrome the same degree of retardation as down syndrome?

Is fragile x syndrome the same degree of retardation as down syndrome?

Variable: They are both "genetic" conditions but they are different in the spectrum of issues they present-. People with fragile x may have subtle cognitive impairments all depending on how affected the fmr1 gene is. People with downs have an extra chromosome and kids have delayed cognition as well as physical growth and frequently heart problems.. They both may exhibit autistic traits, more so fagile x. ...Read more

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How common are very severe cases of marfan's syndrome (versus more mild ones)?

How common are very severe cases of marfan's syndrome (versus more mild ones)?

Not sure: Data is not readily available regarding what percentage of marfan syndrome patients are mild, moderate, or severe. ...Read more

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Description and symptoms of kids with down syndrome?

Description and symptoms of kids with down syndrome?

Many criteria: 1. Epicanthic folds give the superficial impression of mongoloid appearance. 2. A staight across palmar crease like that of an ape so it is called a symian crease.3. Obvious developmental delay.4.Often a tongue that seems to be too big for mouth. ...Read more

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Does severe fetal alcohol syndrome and edwards syndrome have the same symptoms?

Does severe fetal alcohol syndrome and edwards syndrome have the same symptoms?

It is possible: Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) is a genetic disorder which can share some features with severe fetal alcohol alcohol syndrome, like a small head (microcephaly) and low birthweight. Typically babies with edwards syndrome also have other malformations (abnormal fingers and feet, heart and/or kidney problems). The neonatologist or pediatrician will send a genetic testing to confirm edwards syndrome. ...Read more

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What's the percent of people with nephrotic syndrome?

What's the percent of people with nephrotic syndrome?

Very few: Nephrotic syndrome is an abnormal condition with lot of protein leak which occurs in some patients with long standing diabetes mellitus and certain other conditions of kidney. ...Read more

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What are signs of Down syndrome in an infant?

What are signs of Down syndrome in an infant?

Complex issue: Children with downs syndrome can be seriously ill at birth. They may have heart disease, bowel obstruction, serious lung disease, blood sugar problems. If these are not present, they may be healthy but hypotonic with trouble feeding. Usually they have obvious features of their face and ears and hands that suggest the diagnosis. Chromosome testing will confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is fatigue one of the common symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

Is fatigue one of the common symptoms of hypermobility syndrome?

No: Common symptoms include subluxation or dislocation of shoulders and patella. Generalized fatigue is not a part of this syndrome. If this persists you should see your primary care doctor to look into your fatigue. ...Read more

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Which type of mutation causes down syndrome?

Which type of mutation causes down syndrome?

Trisomy 21: Down syndrome is also called trisomy 21. That means that there is a partial or complete third copy of the chromosome 21. It is the most common chromosomal abnormality. ...Read more

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What causes the similar facial features in people with down's syndrome?

What causes the similar facial features in people with down's syndrome?

Genetic: Downs is cause by trisomy 21 tow many genes at chromosome 21. There are 22 pairs of chromosomes and two pairs of sex chromosomes. The extra chromosome on 21 is what gives people the features with increased or decreased penetrance. Cause by nondisjunction in meiosis when the chromosomes of sperm and egg combine, the extra chromosome on #21 cause the features. ...Read more

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Could alcohol increase nerve pain associated with Parsonage Turner Syndrome in Left Shoulder/Blade and upper left arm?

Could alcohol increase nerve pain associated with Parsonage Turner Syndrome in Left Shoulder/Blade and upper left arm?

Not necessarily: The radiculitis (nerve irritation) that causes this pattern of pain is not directly influenced by social drinking. It would not dull the pain, but would not aggravate it either. ...Read more

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What are the causes of people with Down syndrome to have similar facial features?

Chromosome influence: The size and shape of the skull and facial features of down syndrome patients is heavily influenced by the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body.The same goes for eyes, hands, feet, all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures.Other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with a specified extra chromosome. ...Read more

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How many cases of Down syndrome are reported around the world?

How many cases of Down syndrome are reported around the world?

DS Education Inter-: national estimates that there are 1.6 million children under the age of 18 who have Down Syndrome. See http://www.dseinternational.org/en-us/about-down-syndrome/ ...Read more

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What are common conditions resulting from nondisjunction (ex. Down syndrome)?

What are common conditions resulting from nondisjunction (ex. Down syndrome)?

See below: There are multiple more common nondisjunction syndromes like down's syndrome (trisomy 21) including: trisomies 18, 13, 8, 9, 16 and monosomies like: chromosome 7 or turner's syndrome - monosomy x. But nondisjunction can happen to any of the chromosomes. The most recognized are down's syndrome and turner's syndrome. Most others are not compatible with life. ...Read more

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Whats the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome in a teen?

Whats the symptoms of fetal alcohol syndrome in a teen?

Dx is earlier!: There are a\ constellation of issues. One is lower mental functioning, prototypic facial features, and impaired social skills. This a parent inflicted child disease, with no way of correcting basic problem. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of major diseases in down syndrome?

What are symptoms of major diseases in down syndrome?

Variable: The most significant symptoms happen if the child with down's has cardiac defects. Some of these defects may require surgery. Immunity issues may exist that predipose to infection and/or leukemia ( a blood cancer). ...Read more