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Doctor insights on: Oldest Living Child With Holoprosencephaly

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What is the average life expectancy for a child with holoprosencephaly?

What is the average life expectancy for a child with holoprosencephaly?

Undetermined: Potential depends on the severity of the defect and associated features. Many die before birth and most have a brief existence.The defect involves a great range from very major to minor, with longevity matching the degree of defect. See www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/holoprosencephaly for more information ...Read more

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What other genetic problems might someone have if they have a child with holoprosencephaly?

What other genetic problems might someone have if they have a child with holoprosencephaly?

Maybe none: If I am understanding the question correctly, you're asking if someone who has a child with holoporsencephaly has genetic problems themselves. As dr ferfuson said, this problem is sometimes associated with genetic problems *in the kid.* children with these types of problems can be born from perfectly normal parents. It just happens. To be sure, parents can get tested if they want. ...Read more

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What is holoprosencephaly?

What is holoprosencephaly?

Holoprosencephaly: Holoprosencephaly is a serious central nervous abnormality where the brain does not form normally. It can be associated with chromosomal abnormalities which causes newborns to die, such as trisomy 13. ...Read more

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Semilobar holoprosencephaly, what is this?

Semilobar holoprosencephaly, what is this?

Holoprosencephaly: is a disorder of varying degrees which results from failure of the brain to appropriately divide during the first several weeks of pregnancy. The semilobar form indicates that some division did occur, and it is considered an intermediate form. ...Read more

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Could anyone tell me what holoprosencephaly is?

Could anyone tell me what holoprosencephaly is?

Undivided brain: Most of us have 2 halves in our brain, known as "hemispheres". Holoprosencephaly (HPE) is abnormal division of the embryo's brain and lack of separation of the cerebral hemispheres. HPI can be mild to severe and can cause defects in the development of the face and in brain structure and function. ...Read more

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What happens if holoprosencephaly malformation complex?

What happens if holoprosencephaly malformation complex?

Brain Development: When the embryo's forebrain does not divide to form bilateral cerebral hemispheres (the left and right halves of the brain), it causes defects in the development of the face and in brain structure and function. In less severe cases, babies are born with normal or near-normal brain development and facial deformities that may affect the eyes, nose, and upper lip.The condition can be mild or severe. ...Read more

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What is alobar holoprosencephaly?

What is alobar holoprosencephaly?

Alobar holoprosencep: it is a rare and serious genetic malformation of the brain with adverse short and long outcome ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is alobas holoprosencephaly?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is alobas holoprosencephaly?

Lobar Holopreosenceh: I believe you are referring to Lobar Holopreosencehaly in which the brain is not formed well leading to severe mental retardation. This is a rare condition from failure of the brain to completely divide into two separate halves. Many parts of the entire brain may be fused and not allow normal function. This may be as a result of some chromosomal disorders. A more complete descriptionfromgeneticist ...Read more

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How is holoprosencephaly malformation complex caused?

Neuronal migration.: Holoprosencephaly is a developmental anomaly typically found in trisomy 13 (patau syndrome) and associated with neuronal migration anomalies resulting in fusion of the cerebral ventricles and hemispheres. ...Read more

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Is there any hope for babies with lissencephaly, porencephaly, holoprosencephaly?

Is there any hope for babies with lissencephaly, porencephaly, holoprosencephaly?

Yes, some.: The fetal/neonatal brain has enough plasticity to allow for mild/moderate porencephalic cases to function at an acceptable level after a long and hard road to recovery. Lissencephaly and holoprosencephaly are developmental disorders of the brain anatomy and usually are manifested with recalcitrant seizures, profound neurodevelopmental delay and limitations to independent living. ...Read more

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Can holoprosencephaly be detected early by any genetic testing?

Can holoprosencephaly be detected early by any genetic testing?

Yes: It can be detected during the pregnancy, but by the mean of the obstetrical ultrasonography and depends on the skills of the technician performing the procedure. The other screening tests performed during pregnancy, may predict some of the chromosomal disorders, associated with holoprosencephaly, such as trisomy 13. ...Read more

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How is for a child living with down syndrome?

How is for a child living with down syndrome?

Broad topic: A bit too broad for a 400 character answer. You might explore the official website of the national down syndrome society & check out thir regular stories on this topic. www.ndss.org/my-great-story. ...Read more

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Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Does living in a foster home affect the quality of life of a child?

Everything does: All of our experiences affect our lives. It depends on the care provided in the foster home, how long the child was there, and most importantly - how the child views the experience. Living in a foster home isn't ideal but happens when a home environment isn't safe or nurturing for a child. Children who live in foster homes often go on to be happy and healthy throughout their lives. ...Read more

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How much should parent pay if living with a child?

How much should parent pay if living with a child?

Negotiate arrangemen: It is considerate of you to ask - talk about contributing so you can feel at home - when my dad stayed over to help during my school years he bought diaper for 1 year was a huge help for us. ...Read more

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Why does a child get scabies? Is it bc of an uncleanly living space?

Why does a child get scabies? Is it bc of an uncleanly living space?

Scabies: scabies is caused by an organism called a mite. It is very infectious. It affects people of all races and social classes. It spreads by close bodily contact and is often seen in crowded conditions such as nursing homes, prisons and extended care facilities. The infected person needs to be treated quickly and it is important to wash all the linen, cloths and bedding from an infected person. ...Read more

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Please help. My child is only living on liquids. He say his scared to swallow and when he wants to swallow it feels like he is gonna choke. Please hel?

Please help. My child is only living on liquids. He say his scared to swallow and when he wants to swallow it feels like he is gonna choke. Please hel?

Needs eval: An evaluation by a child psychologist or therapist is in order. The kid may have developed a significant phobic reaction to an event where he did choke & returning to normal function may take some de-conditioning. ...Read more

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Toddler broke a cfl in living room and touched it. We vacuumed it , toddler in room when cleaning up. We ventilated and evacuated the room only after cleanup and 10 minutes did this harm my child?

Toddler broke a cfl in living room and touched it. We vacuumed it , toddler in room when cleaning up. We ventilated and evacuated the room only after  cleanup and 10 minutes   did this harm my child?

Broken CFL bulb: See following site for proper cleanup: http://www2.Epa.Gov/cfl/cleaning-broken-cfl since child touched it & was present during cleanup, may want to contact pediatrician for test for mercury level. Can also call poison control # from website for more data. Follow instructions provided on website. ...Read more

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Daughter is the only child, after my stroke i cannot give everything, she screaming at me. Now i'm living w my dad?

Daughter is the only  child, after my stroke i cannot give everything, she screaming at me.  Now i'm living w my dad?

Family therapy will: Help everyone in the household share their feelings about your current physical status. Your daughter probably needs individual therapy, as well. Ask your doctor, physical therapist, home health nurse or social worker for referrals to a stroke survivor group ; to appropriate counselors. ...Read more

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How can a fetal maternal medicine specialist. Help me exactly with triploidy? Can they advise me on how to keep my child alive n what precotions i need

How can a fetal maternal medicine specialist. Help me exactly with triploidy? Can they advise me on how to keep my child alive n what precotions i need

Information: My condolences on this diagnosis.This is not the pregnancy anybody wants. If the diagnosis is correct, the baby may not make it to term & if born will live only a short time. There are likely to be many congenital anomalies.The MFM specialist can help you manage a difficult pregnancy & bring in other specialists to educate you on what you face. ...Read more

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