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Doctor insights on: Prader Willi Syndrome And Gluten Intolerance

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How do you diagnose prader willi syndrome?

How do you diagnose prader willi syndrome?

Dysmorphic features: Children with prader-willie syndrome have dysmorphic features and are hypotonic at birth. Initially have poor weight gain and later on develop obesity ' short stature, hypogonadism and developmntal delay. ...Read more

Gluten (Definition)

Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Prader Willi syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Prader Willi syndrome?

PWS: Genetic multisystem disorder characterized during infancy by lethargy, diminished muscle tone, feeding difficulties, poor weight gain and growth hormone deficiency. In childhood, features of this disorder include short stature, small genitals and an excessive appetite because affected individuals do not feel satisfied after completing a meal (satiety), leading to obesity and other disorders. ...Read more

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Can you tell on a karyotype if someone has prader-willi syndrome?

Sometimes: Prader-willi syndrome can be caused by a deletion in chromosome 15 that is visible on routine cytogenetic analysis. Other patents have a submicroscopic deletion that is only visible by fish analysis or cgh microarray. Still others have the syndrome because of uniparental disomy detectable by a methylation study. ...Read more

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Is there neonatal testing for prader-willi syndrome?

Is there neonatal testing for prader-willi syndrome?

Yes: Genetic test is available: chromosomal analysis, fish, pcr for the uniparental disomy 15. Methylation analysis, which determines the parent of origin of chromosome 15q will detect virtually all cases of the disorder and costs about half that of a chromosome analysis. However, it is not available everywhere. ...Read more

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Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

Tips on prevention to prader-willi syndrome?

No prevention : Unfortunately there are no ways to prevent prader-willi syndrome. This is a genetic syndrome with an abnormality on the 15th chromosome. If there is a concern for future children, genetic consultation will be a must. ...Read more

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Best treatment for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

Supportive: Growth hormone, a structured environment, airway pressure for the sleep apnea. Sooner or later, we'll find the hormonal basis of the food cravings and be able to fix it. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much does treatment help for someone who has prader-willi syndrome?

PRADER-WILLI: Sx are failure to thrive, hypotonia, uncontrollable hyperphagia, obesity, short stature with androgen deficiency.Cryptorchidism is corrected early, androgen replacement by injections are done for delayed puberty. Treatments are all directed to restore hypogonadism. ...Read more

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Is prader willi syndrome hereditary?

Not typically: Prader willi is most commonly a random genetic abnormality that occurs early in development of fetus. There is usually no history of the disease in the family. ...Read more

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What are features of prader willi syndrome ?

H3O: Hyperphagia (voracious appetite), hypotonia (low muscle tone), hypopigmentation (light colored), and obesity are classic pictures of prader-willi syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the tests for prader-willi syndrome?

What are the tests for prader-willi syndrome?

See below:: High resolution chromosomal analysis; fish (stands for fluorescence in situ hybridization, often done at the same time as a chromosome analysis); and new molecular tests: dna methylation test (confirms or rules out pws as a diagnosis, with over 99% accuracy);dna polymorphism studies (done to detect upd-uniparental disomy, requires blood samples from both parents and child for best accuracy). ...Read more

Dr. Gabriel Niles
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Food Intolerance (Definition)

Sensitivity means allergy. Intolerance means something else - usually an inability to digest a component of the food in question. If you are intolerant to cow's milk it could be because you can't digest milk sugar also called lactose. That is called lactose intolerance which is due to lack of an enzyme that digests the milk sugar. The ...Read more


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Prader Willi Syndrome (Definition)

Prader-Willi syndrome ...Read more