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My Son Has Palliser Killian Syndrome Where Do I Start
See a neurosurgeon: Gliomas are tumors of support cells of the nervous system called glial cells. Most of them occur in the brain. Treament depends on the site and grade of the tumor. High-grade tumors are very difficult to cure, whereas low-grade tumors have a better prognosis. Surgical removal is possible, depending upon the site and degree of spread. See a neurosurgeon to determine the course of treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgical oncologist: Go to a surgeon who treats a lot of colorectal cancer - a surgical oncologist, colorectal surgeon, or an experienced general surgeon. Surgery is almost always a major part of the treatment process, but he will need tests (colonoscopy if not already done), ct scan, cea. The surgeon is the best expert to be the "captain of the ship". He/she can explain and consult with other oncologists if needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cri-du-chat or 5p- : syndrome has a neurodevelopmental profile of Intellectual Disability, ADHD & autistic behaviors + low muscle tone. My 1 long-time patient with CdCS has been helped by Applied Behavioral Analysis, very low doses of medications for hyperactivity, physical aggression, & compulsive behaviors, Picture Exchange Communication, OT, PT & speech therapies. See www.fivepminus.org for more suggestions. ...Read more
Motor Movements: First are involuntary motor movements. If there are complex symphonies of movements (arms, head & shoulders moving in stylized fashion) then mm is more serious. If complex movements are above & below waist, it is more severe. Finally if vocalizations are included in the tic complex, you've reached maximum complexity. If these tics disrupt behavior it's more worrisome. See competent expert for dx. ...Read more
Head lice: Head lice are common in primary s bool children and can be treated effectively with over the counter products such as rid or 1-2-3 which kill the lice. The eggs can be problematic as they stick to the hair and a wide mout comb and meticulous care may be ne essay to remove all the eggs. Wash bed linens in hot water and discard comb, brush, and hat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ADHD has not been : Proven to have an increased incidence in marfan syndrome; it occurs ~!the same rate as in other kids. Take medical & psychological reports that confirm diagnoses to his teacher & request a " section 504" for classroom accommodations for "other health impairment, " if he has no learning disability that requires an individualized educational plan under public law idea. See chadd.Org for more info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sleep hygiene: Is where to start. Going to bed and getting up at the same time everyday; no tv, video games or other stimulating activities close to bedtime; a dark, quiet bedroom; no heavy meals before bed; no caffeine or soda after supper, etc. Lots of info on the web. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My daughter 3 years old resident of cairo, egypt; has been diagnosed with legg–calvé–perthes what can I do?
Hip pain children : Almost all children do well in the short term. However, long-term outcome depends upon age at time of disease onset and degree of involvement of the femoral head . Children who are younger than six to eight years have a better prognosis, perhaps because more time is permitted for femoral remodeling and because before eight years of age the acetabulum is plastic and can mold (ages 3-12 yrs). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Confusing question: Certainly women with down syndrome are fertile, achieving puberty at the same time as most of their age group.They can have infants that are both normal and have down syndrome. The question is an articulate one, more so than some of the physician answers. You appear to be stating ds skipped a generation in your family.Unless yours is a mosaic form, i doubt you are ds, ?Who is writing this? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you can " own": The impact that parental overprotectiveness had in his ability to become an independent, fully- functional adult with age-appropriate adaptive/self-help & prosocial skills, he'll probably be more receptive. Offer to attend family counseling with him & seek individual therapy to explore your past & current role in the relationship. See:www.Sciencedaily.Com/releases/2007/05/070501112023.Htm. ...Read more
ACCEPT THE REALITY:: It is a chromosomal disorder, a common condition. You will see a lot of kids, adolescents, adults with this syndrome. They need extra care, support, help. Ask the baby's pediatrician to give you the name of support group in your area, you will learn a lot, get support and help. ...Read more
What to do if my son was diagnosed with dandy walker variant at our 20 week ultrasound. has anyone heard of this syndrome?
Dandy-Walker fetus: Dandy-Walker is a congenital disorder of the 4th ventricle, which is replaced by a large cystic mass. A prenatal consultation with a geneticist may be helpful for you and your family. Here is a link for more information about Dandy Walker: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/dandy-walker-syndrome ...Read more
What can I do if my 15 yr old daughter has been diagnosed with visceral hyperalgesia. Where do I go for help?
Become informed,wait: This may or may not be a problem for the baby.If associated with other structural defects, the pattern may have some known issues, but you can do nothing about it until the kid is here to be evaluated.If this was picked up on a random ultrasound, a more refined study by a peri-natologist could provide more information. ...Read more
Being diagnosed with: Down Syndrome at age 40 is very unusual. Did the doctor say you have Mosaic Down Syndrome (MDS)? MDS means some cells in your body have the normal number of chromosomes & some have Trisomy 21. Seek referral to a geneticist. Folks with MDS tend to have higher IQ's than those with DS, but they can have the same developmental & medical problems found in DS. Your doctor can check you for these. ...Read more
1/65,000: Apert syndrome is a rare but easily recognized syndrome. Studies show it to be an autosomal dominant disorder, meaning all the cases are new mutations unless passed on by one parent. Unless one of your parents had the disorder, your brother has the new mutation and your kids are not at risk any more than the 1/65, 000 risk of the general population. ...Read more
I've just found out my brother has a cold or flu infection, and he has been around my 2 month old baby; what do I do?
He'd be dead or ICU: Reye's syndrome was mostly seen in the 1980's, with children having sudden liver failure. It was associated with the use of Aspirin during certain viral infections (flu and chickenpox). Most of these kids died, and all were very, very ill. If your child isn't critically, it is not reye's syndrome. For reasons we don't fully understand, reye's syndrome seems to have largely disappeared. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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