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Doctor insights on: Mucopolysaccharidoses In Children

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What causes mucopolysaccharidoses?

What causes mucopolysaccharidoses?

Mucopolysaccharidosi: Is a general term for a genetic defect of enzyme production that causes several syndromes with a variety of characteristics that can overlap from one form to the other. They include face and head abnormalities, heart defects, developmental delay, intellectual impairment, skeletal abnormalities, enlarged liver/spleen, enlarged tongue, hernias and abnormal posture. ...Read more

Dr. Herbert Fuchs
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Mucopolysaccharidoses (Definition)

An inherited metabolic disorders affecting a type of complex carbohydrate called a mucopolysaccharide that is deposited in body tissues because the person lacks the specific enzyme needed to metabolize it. Deposition of mucopolysaccharide in tissues damages and distorts them, stunts the child's growth and development, ...Read more


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If you get mucopolysaccharidoses, how do you feel?

If you get mucopolysaccharidoses, how do you feel?

See a docotr: This is an inherited condition. So there are many issues involved. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Mucopolysaccharidoses?

What is the definition or description of: Mucopolysaccharidoses?

MPS: An inherited metabolic disorders affecting a type of complex carbohydrate called a mucopolysaccharide that is deposited in body tissues because the person lacks the specific enzyme needed to metabolize it. Deposition of mucopolysaccharide in tissues damages and distorts them, stunts the child's growth and development, limits their joint movement ...Read more

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What is mucopolysaccharidosis?

What is mucopolysaccharidosis?

Mucopolysaccharidosi: Is a general term for a genetic defect of enzyme production that causes several syndromes with a variety of characteristics that can overlap from one form to the other. They include face and head abnormalities, heart defects, developmental delay, intellectual impairment, skeletal abnormalities, enlarged liver/spleen, enlarged tongue, hernias and abnormal posture. ...Read more

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What does mucopolysaccharidosis (mps) do?

What does mucopolysaccharidosis (mps) do?

Many symptoms: Mucopolysaccharidosis refers to multiple different disorders in which there is a problem with the breakdown of certain types of sugar molecules. There are too many disorders and symptoms to list here. Please see: http://www. Mpssociety. Org for more information. Detailed information is also available at this site: http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/search? Query=mucopolysaccharidosis&search=. ...Read more

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What should I know about mucopolysaccharidosis?

What should I know about mucopolysaccharidosis?

Many diseases: Mucopolysaccharidosis refers to multiple different disorders in which there is a problem with the breakdown of certain types of sugar molecules. There are too many disorders and symptoms to list here. Please see: http://www. Mpssociety. Org for more information. Detailed information is also available at this site: http://ghr. Nlm. Nih. Gov/search? Query=mucopolysaccharidosis&search=. ...Read more

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Can you treat mucopolysaccharidoses by becoming a vegetarian?

Can you treat mucopolysaccharidoses by becoming a vegetarian?

No: Mucopolysaccharisosis is a genetic disease; there are several forms but all of them are brutal. Life becomes even more difficult when some well-intentioned but ignorant person suggests vegetarianism in the mistaken belief that it benefits most/all illnesses there are moral advantages, but it won't touch the underlying problem. You have my sympathy. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there was a trace of mucopolysaccharidosis?

What does it mean if there was a trace of mucopolysaccharidosis?

Hmmmm.....: "Trace" is not a word commonly used in the description of genetic disorders. The terms 'mosaic' and 'partial' are used to describe less severe forms of a genetic disorder in which not all of the particular chromosomes are affected. In the case of a lysosomal storage disease, 'trace' may be referring to only partial disruption of enzyme production (as with Morquio). Hope this helps.... ...Read more

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I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has mucopolysaccharidoses. Can you tell me about it?

I am a nervous wreck. My daughter has mucopolysaccharidoses. Can you tell me about it?

Which one???: Mps are a group of disorders marked by buildup of material in cells that can't move out because the enzymes needed for their breakdown were not coded into the kids dna. Most patients face a gradual deterioration of function as they age. Some rx is available. Your best outcomes are available when you are followed thru a metabolic disorder clinic where the team can provide your local dr with guidance. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mucopolysaccharidosis (mps)?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is mucopolysaccharidosis (mps)?

A group of inherited: Metabolic diseases, the genetic defects of the mucopolysaccharidoses cause defective or missing enzymes needed to break down complex sugar molecules. These accumulate in harmful amounts in body cells & tissues, causing permanent, progressive cellular damage that affects appearance, physical & mental abilities, & functions of various organs. See http://mpssociety. Org for specific disorders. ...Read more

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Can mucopolysaccharidosis type I disease severity be predicted based on a patient's genotype?

Can mucopolysaccharidosis type I disease severity be predicted based on a patient's genotype?

Sometimes....: Too complex to address in 400 characters.

See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/books/nbk1162/#mps1.Genotypephenotype_correlations

in general, there are alleles that correlate with a severe phenotype, a milder phenotype, and then there are many other mutations where it is difficult to predict. ...Read more

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I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

I am married in 1 year no children en problem in my health would you eat that type of food can be eat him in my husband and me?

Chocolate: This is not scientific but neither is having babies! Try anything chocolate. Eat romantic foods. Avoid alcohol and stimulants. Relax. Enjoy being married without children. The more you relax and enjoy your spouse the better your marriage will be and the more prepared you we be to be a parent. You are learning patience and you will need it! OB doctors have solutions for you when wanted ...Read more

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I can have children?

I can have children?

Hopefully: If you want to have children but are not trying presently, there are some tests that can help tell you more. But the only way to absolutely prove one way or another is to attempt pregnancy with your partner. See your gynecologist: they can help you with the available tests. ...Read more

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Why children feel giddy?

Why children feel giddy?

Vertigo?: Many children get very dizzy at times without definite cause. Some are due to ear infections or ear fluid pressure. Other times it may happen because of spinning around. Episodic vertigo is a very dramatic event in some children when they look terrified and have to hold on for a few moments, then return to normal. This is usually benign but needs a good evaluation. ...Read more

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Why can't I have children?

Why can't I have children?

Consultation time: Time to consult with your ob/gyn or get a referral to a fertility center. Both you & your partner need to be evaluated. There are many possible issues & many available solutions. ...Read more

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Is 40 to old to have children?

Is 40 to old to have children?

Maybe, maybe not: Many women are quite successful in their pregnancies at 40.There is some reduced fertility & increased risk of complications, but if your basic health is good & you understand the increased risk of down syndrome, I don't see any reason to say it's too late. ...Read more

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What stops you from having children?

What stops you from having children?

STD's and PID: Sexually transmitted diseases can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease. PID can lead to later infertility. ...Read more

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Can icjd be passed on to your children?

CJD: The familial form can be inherited in @10% of cases, through gene mutation. ...Read more

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How to stop woomting and pain in children?

How to stop woomting and pain in children?

Vomiting: For a simple gastroenteritis, gut rest (nothing to eat or drink for 2-3 hrs) followed by small sips of clear fluids, frequently (goal depending on age of child 1-4 oz/hr). The presence of pain is more worrisome and I would recommend taking the child to their doctor for a hands-on examination to rule out anything more serious. ...Read more

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How would keep my guns away from children?

How would keep my guns away from children?

Safe/locks: A good gun safe can double as a home for some family valuables. There are a number of trigger locks and quick entry safes on the market that provide quick access but eliminate child entry. As mentioned, kids taught gun handling and safety as early as age 4 are less likely to play with any gun they find anywhere. ...Read more

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How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

How frequently should children from 1-12 deworm?

Unnecessary: Unless you live in a part of the world where infestation is endemic, this is unnecessary. ...Read more

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What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

What are ringworns how do childern get ringworns

Ringworm: Ringworm is actually not caused by a worm at all, but is caused by a fungus that lives on the skin called tinea. People can get a tinea infection from skin to skin contact with an infected person or pet or by sharing personal items such as towels, clothing, and combs.

Clotrimazole is the generic name for the over the counter cream that treats ringworm. Apply 2-3 times a day for a few weeks until the lesion disappears completely and then some. Keep it covered for the first day of treatment (or longer if you want to) to prevent spread. Your child will need to see his doctor for a stronger medication if the ringworm is on his scalp, continues to spread after treatment at home or if it doesn't get better after 4 weeks of treatment at home. ...Read more

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Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Why did all of my children have lucey-driscoll syndrome?

Inherited or steroid: The common cause is congenital, but it can also be caused by maternal steroids passed on through breast milk to the newborn. It is different from breast milk jaundice (breast-fed infants have higher bilirubin levels than formula-fed ones). If inherited it is a recessive gene. ...Read more

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What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

What are behavioral interventions for laziness in children?

Structure: It is not necessarily that kids are "lazy". It may be as simple as a schedule and expectations problem. Some kids are in so many activities they are burned out and have little time for anything else. Most kids nowadays live to be on a wireless device and that takes a chunk of time. Have clear expectations of your child and let him know what they are. Unplug the tv, limit the phone gaming time. ...Read more

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Can children have tea?

Can children have tea?

Yes: Children may drink iced or hot tea - caffeine free and unsweetend varieties are preferred. ...Read more

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Can children use Vanos?

Can children use Vanos?

Age 12 & older: This topical corticosteroid is prescribed for adults & children age 12 & older with certain skin conditions. It can be used for up to 2 weeks in adults. I do not know if dermatologists lower the duration of use for teens. It should be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. ...Read more

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Can children use Luxiq?

Not recommended: Kindly don't try on children, medium potency steroid with multiple side-effects, need close monitoring by physician when treating an adult ...Read more

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Can children get rosacea?

Rosacea in children: Although the incidence of rosacea in adolescents and children is infrequent, such cases have been documented in the medical literature. Eyelid styes may be one form. Rosacea often runs in families, and rosacea sufferers would be wise to be on the lookout for early signs in children in order to seek diagnosis and treatment before the condition worsens. ...Read more