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What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

What's guillian barre syndrome (gbs) syndrome?

Auto-immune reaction: A triggered auto-immune reaction usually against the myelin of peripheral nerves. In a subset of individuals, the response is also directed at the nerve cells. This causes slowing of nerve conduction and motor weakness classically in an ascending pattern from the legs proximally. The attack may be so dramatic as to cause breathing difficulty requiring a respirator. Treatment options exist. ...Read more

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What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What are frey syndrome, horner's syndrome and shy-drager syndrome?

What do they have in: They all have abnormalities of autonomics and other nervous sytem problems. ...Read more

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What's turner syndrome?

What's turner syndrome?

45 X/0 Pattern: At conception, one half of a set of 46 (23pairs) chromosomes (cms) is brought from egg & sperm.If the combination is missing one x of the sex cms, a female is born with 45 instead of 46 cms, to reflect the loss.The lost cms can effect every cell in the body, resulting in a variety of heart, kidney, brain or other problems. It also may cause no specific problem & not be noticed until lat childhood. ...Read more

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What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

What is antiphospolipid syndrome (hughes syndrome)?

Antiphospholipids: An autoimune disorder characterized by antibodies to certain phopholipids that predisposes to clotting problmes and pregnancy complications. A certain percentage will develop into systemic lupus. ...Read more

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What causes angelman syndrome?

What causes angelman syndrome?

Because..: Most likely due to physical features and some developmental issues.These kids often have some delays.It is a genetic condition due to a defect in the child's chromosomes. ...Read more

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Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Which person discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)?

Crouzon: Crouzon craniofacial dysostosis was described by crouzon in 1912. The genetic cause was not identified until 1994 and the credit goes to a number of different geneticists - reardon and preston independently helped narrow the genetic inheritance to the fgfr2 gene. ...Read more

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What's patau syndrome?

What's patau syndrome?

Lethal Trisomy 13.: Patau syndrome refers to a perinatally lethal condition that results from an extra chromosome 13. It usually features holoprosencephaly microcephaly cyclopia proboscis midline facial clefting heart defects omphalocele poor growth clenched fists polyhydramnios kidney anomalies and single umbilical artery. Prompt pregnancy termination should be undertaken upon prenatal diagnosis if <24 weeks. ...Read more

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What causes turner syndrome?

Lack of chromosome: Normal humans have 22 pairs of regular chromosomes (chms) and one pair of sex chms .At conception you are supposed to get one of each pair from each parent. If one of the sex (X) chms is lost from the egg, the fetus (which can survive the mistake) will be born with 22 pr of regular chms and only one X.The defect occurs in the formation of the egg. The effect on the kid varies. ...Read more

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Goldenhar syndrome treatment?

Goldenhar syndrome treatment?

Birth defect: Congenital birth defect that affects the development of the ear, nose, mandible, and palate. ...Read more

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What is gillian barre syndrome?

What is gillian barre syndrome?

Autoimmune: An autoimmune disease that attacks the myelin sheaths on your peripheral nerves. Usually starts in feet an ascends. Sometimes starts in the eyes. ...Read more

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Is usher syndrome life-threatening?

Is usher syndrome life-threatening?

No: Usher syndrome is a condition characterized by severe to profound hearing loss and progressive vision loss. The genetic mutations cause deterioration of the cochlear nerve, leading to partial or complete deafness, and deterioration of the light-sensing cells on the retina, leading to partial or complete blindness. ...Read more

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What causes guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

What causes guillain-barre syndrome (gbs)?

No one knows: Gbs occurs when the bodies immune system attacks the lining or myelin of the nerve cells in the peripheral nervous system. Although it can be associated with things like following surgery or after certain infections, for example it has been seen following campylobacter infection which causes diarrhea, the true cause is unknown. ...Read more

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What is may-turner syndrome?

What is may-turner syndrome?

Compressed iliac vei: May- thurner syndrome classically refer to a compression of the left common iliac vein by the iliac artery . This result in left leg pain, swelling and deep vein thrombosis. It has now been expanded and is now called non thrombotic iliac vein lesions (nivl), to include both the right and left iliac veins.). ...Read more

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What is Parsonage-Turner syndrome?

What is Parsonage-Turner syndrome?

I looked it up: This syndrome can begin with severe shoulder or arm pain followed by weakness and numbness[Those who suffer from Parsonage–Turner experience acute, sudden-onset pain radiating from the shoulder to the upper arm. Affected muscles become weak and atrophied.. This is from Wikipedia - I had never heard of it ...Read more

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What causes patau syndrome?

What causes patau syndrome?

Extra chromosome 13: Patau syndrome is a syndrome caused by a chromosomal abnormality, in which some or all of the cells of the body contain extra genetic material from chromosome 13. Symptoms include polydactyly, holoprosencephaly, coloboma of the iris, scalp defect, clenched, overlapping fingers, many midline defects, severe mental retardation, short life spans(<1yr avg) ...Read more

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What causes patau syndrome?

What causes patau syndrome?

It's not: Patau syndrome arises from a non-disjunction event prevents the 18 chromosome from dividing its pair & sends 2, not one to the egg. At conception the sperm brings along another 18 & there ends up being 3. The presence of the extra 18 causes the developing fetus to misread the genetic instructions and many defects occur. ...Read more

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What is turner syndrome?

Turners Syndrome: Turner syndrome is caused in females when there is absence of one xchromosime, the girls are born with one x chromosome and the features are.Short stature, broad chest, low hairline, low set ears and webbed neck.There is non functioning ovaries and they do not get menstruation.They are more prone to congenital heartdisease, hypothyriodism, diabetes and few other conditions. ...Read more

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What is bardet biedl syndrome?

What is bardet biedl syndrome?

Wow: I have to think back to medical school- best to review with a pediatrician- it is a syndrome that has many characteristic, which can have degrees of severity and may or may not exist among those affected- in other words, not all affected are necessarily alike-: it is genetic, obesity, mental deficiencies, blindness, problems with kidney function, problems with gonads, extra fingers, diabetes, wea. ...Read more

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What's reye syndrome?

What's reye syndrome?

Acute liver failure: Recognized in the early 60's this pattern of acute liver failure/coma & death often struck kids recovering from the flu or chickenpox. After improving they went through a rapid decline in aleartness & were found to have liver failure.An association with Aspirin products led to almost total elimination it it's use in kids<16yo. It is now rarely if ever seen even at the largest children's hospitals. ...Read more

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