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Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Is miller fisher syndrome contagious ?

Miller Fisher: Miller-fisher variant of guillain barre syndrome is a rare variant of a rare disease that affects the nervous system of people. The cause is an autoimmune reaction which may be triggered by an infection but more often than not the cause is not found. As an example, however, a large number of people could catch the same influenza virus but a minuscule number would get this problem. ...Read more

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Is miller fisher syndrome contagious airborne ?

Is miller fisher syndrome contagious airborne ?

Miller Fisher: Miller fisher syndrome, a variant of guillain bare syndrome, can occur after a preceeding viral respiratory illness among other causes. So, while miller fisher syndrome is not technically an infectious disease, there are some "airborne" or respiratory viruses that can trigger the abnormal immune response in the body that produces the disease. ...Read more

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Is west syndrome hereditary?

Is west syndrome hereditary?

Secondarily: Infantile spasms divide broadly into those arising in the context of an identified disorder and those that are not (idiopathic). The spasns themselves are not hereditary, but many of the identified causes can be. See: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/west_syndrome. ...Read more

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Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

Is miller syndrome the same as miller fisher syndrome ?

No: Miller Syndrome is a rare condition affecting the face and arms- here is a link with more information http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/miller-syndrome Miller-Fisher syndrome is causes poor muscle coordination and paralysis of the eye muscles - here is a link for MFS http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/miller_fisher/miller_fisher.htm ...Read more

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Is treacher collins syndrome a genetic disease?

Is treacher collins syndrome a genetic disease?

Yes: In some patients it is a new mutation, while in others it is passed down from a parent. ...Read more

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Why is cushing's disease or syndrome fatal?

Why is cushing's disease or syndrome fatal?

Excess cortisol: Cushing's disease is excessive cortisol in the body from a pituitary tumor that leads to its secretion.Cushing's syndrome refers to the stigmata with excessive cortisol.This can be from the pituitary or administered by drs. Symptoms include hypertension, obesity, heart problems, sensitivity to infection. Cushing's disease/syndrome can be treated so it is not necessarily fatal, but it can be. ...Read more

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Is Wilson's syndrome a legitimate ailment?

Is Wilson's syndrome a legitimate ailment?

No, Wilson's syndrome, also referred to as Wilson's temperature syndrome, isn't an accepted diagnosis: Rather, Wilson's syndrome is a label applied to a collection of nonspecific symptoms in people whose thyroid hormone levels are normal. Proponents of Wilson's syndrome believe it to be a mild form of thyroid hormone deficiency (hypothyroidism) that responds to treatment with a preparation of a thyroid hormone called triiodothyronine (T-3). However, the American Thyroid Association has found no scientific evidence supporting the existence of Wilson's syndrome. In a public health statement, the American Thyroid Association concluded: The diagnostic criteria for Wilson's syndrome — low body temperature and nonspecific signs and symptoms, such as fatigue, irritability, hair loss, insomnia, headaches and weight gain — are imprecise. , There's no scientific evidence that T-3 performs better than placebo in people with nonspecific symptoms, such as those described in Wilson's syndrome. . Hypothyroidism can be diagnosed by blood tests that detect insufficient levels of thyroid hormone. Wilson's syndrome shouldn't be confused with Wilson's disease — a rare, inherited disorder that causes too much copper to accumulate in certain organs. Although it's frustrating to have persistent symptoms your doctor can't readily explain, it could be worse to accept an unrecognized diagnosis from an unqualified practitioner. Unproven therapies for so-called Wilson's syndrome may leave you feeling sicker, while a treatable condition — such as fibromyalgia or depression — goes undiagnosed. ...Read more

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Is pots syndrome fatal?

Is pots syndrome fatal?

POTS: Syndrome is a group of symptoms pots, is postural orthostatic and tachycardia, is a dysfunction of blood pressure and heart rate , it is not fatal. ...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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Are miller fisher syndrome and Lyme confondible?

Are miller fisher syndrome and Lyme confondible?

?: Please restate question. I am not sure what you mean by confondible. Lyme disease is a tick borne infection. Miller fisher disease is a rare neurologic disorder. Both can have neurologic symptoms. I hope this helps you. If not please ask again ...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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Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

Help docs, is goldenhar syndrome alike to down syndrome?

No: Down's Syndrome is caused by a translocation of the 21st chromosome. The cause of Goldenhar syndrome is not exactly clear. Totally unrelated syndromes. ...Read more

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What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

What is 'disembarkment syndrome' or 'mal de debarquement' syndrome/mdds)?

Disembarkment: Is a rare condition occurring after a motion event such as flying. Causes feelings of swaying or rocking, imbalance, fatigue & low concentration (brain fog), headaches, dizziness. Symptoms worsen by stress or lack of sleep or loud noises. Cause unknown. Some benefit from Benzodiazepines & Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. ...Read more

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Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseases?

Are jumping frenchman of maine disorder and alien hand syndrome infectious diseases?

Syndrome: Jumping frenchmen of maine disorder is either a psychological or neurological, depending on what you believe and is not infectious. Alien hand syndrome can come after brain trauma, stroke, or brain infection. Maybe you could say that is infectious since a brain infection might cause it. But, infectious from someone who has it to another person, that would require the brain to respond the same. ...Read more

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Dubin johnson syndrome: what are the symptoms?

Dubin johnson syndrome: what are the symptoms?

None: There are increased levels of liver enzymes, the ast and alt but generally no symptoms and no treatment needed. ...Read more

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My partner suffers from Wolf parkinson white syndrome is it hereditry?

My partner suffers from Wolf parkinson white syndrome is it hereditry?

Sometimes: A familial form of WPW syndrome has been reported as an autosomal dominant trait. 3.4% have a 1st degree relative with preexcitation syndrome. However, this claims are based on small studies. Two genetic studies of three families, found abnormalities in chromosome 7. Missense mutation were identified in the PRKAG2 gene which encodes the gamma -2 regulatory subunit of AMP-activated protein kinase ...Read more

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Who discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)? What is it?

Who discovered crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome (crouzon syndrome)? What is it?

Crouzonodermoskeleta: Crouzonodermoskeletal syndrome involves premature joining skull bones & acanthosis nigricans. Louis edouard octave crouzon (1874–1938) published “une nouvelle famille atteinte de dysostose cranio-faciale héréditaire” in archives de médecine DES enfants, paris, in 1915. So I am guessing that he discovered crouzon syndrome prior to that publication. ...Read more

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Is treacher collins syndrome a mitochondrial disorder?

Is treacher collins syndrome a mitochondrial disorder?

No: Treacher collins syndrome is an autosomal dominant mutation of a gene that codes for a nucleolar phosphoprotein.Researchers cite chromasome 5 as the predominant location for this defect.About 60% of cases are thought to represent new mutations. ...Read more

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Ate marshmallows roasted w/ fake fire log. Company says 'non toxic waxes' "california proposition 65... By-products known to cause cancer." concern?

Ate marshmallows roasted  w/ fake fire log. Company says 'non toxic waxes' "california proposition 65... By-products known to cause cancer." concern?

Once?: If you did this once, it is probably not a problem. But burning those fake fire logs in the house often may increase your risk. There are a lot of other ways to decrease your cancer risk, so this is probably not a big deal. Eat healthy, avoid stress, get plenty of rest. These are your best bets for decreasing your risk of cancer. ...Read more

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