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Muckle Wells Syndrome
I have been diagnosed with wells syndrome what are the potential risks of this disorder? Since it is so rare, my doctors too won't have enough info?
Continued: This condition has been associated with spider bites, parasitic infections, dental abscess, myeloproliferative disease, leukemia, eczema, churg-strauss syndrome, viral skin infections, herpes simplex infection, fungal infections, tetanus immunization, and drug reactions, which suggests that this condition is caused by a reactive or hypersensitivity phenomenon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recently diagnosed with wells syndrome , i'm trying to figure out what types and how often, cancers are afiliated with this rare disease .Thank you?
Get clarification: If this is eosinophilic cellulitis, it's a skin disease that's not especially going to increase your cancer risk. The fact that you ask this question suggests there may be a misunderstanding with your physician. He/she is responsible for explaining exactly what's going on, especially when you've been given a rare diagnosis. Stay proactive and best wishes. ...Read more
Genetic blindness: This is an autosomal recessive disease (i.e., the patient inherits one defective gene from each parent), with progressive loss of vision and sometimes other neurologic problems. Carriers (one copy of the gene) may have some visual problems. There is no specific treatment, and my hope is that if you or someone you know is affected, good supportive care will be available. ...Read more
Sharpe Syndrome : Its another name for mixed connective tissue disease, an autoimmune disease with features of systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, and polymyositis, sometime referred to as undifferentiated connective tissue disease. Individuals who have this condition are best served by a rheumatologist (an internist with subspecialty training in rheuamtology). ...Read more
Tumor family: This is a fairly common trait passed parent-to-child, 50% chance, in which certain tumors are substantially more common and there may be curious bumps especially on the skin. It is not curable but if good surveillance for tumors is maintained, it's manageable. Several genetic loci are known especially pten, and genetic counseling is available. ...Read more
Deadly process: First noted in the 60'sand peaking in the 70's, this is a pattern of acute liver failure,coma and often death. It often struck kids recovering from flu or chickenpox. Its cause is unclear, but an association with intake of any salicylate product was recognized.After salicylates were stopped for kids under 16, the condition has all but disappeared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer