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What is incontinentia pigmenti - rare genetic condition?

What is incontinentia pigmenti - rare genetic condition?

Incontinentia: pigmenti is an uncommon inherited disorder of an incomplete IKBKG gene that causes increased tendency for certain body cells to self-destruct. It is more common in women and primarily affects the skin, eyes, nails and teeth. Most people are spared neurologic involvement, but delayed development, intellectual impairment and seizure may occur. ...Read more

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Anyone heard of incontinentia pigmenti a rare genetic condition?

Anyone heard of incontinentia pigmenti a rare genetic condition?

Rare X linked pbm: Ip is a rare multisystem affliction that is seen in girl infants & fatal to males in the womb. Incidence estimates run 1/40000-1-50000 births. It appears sometimes as a blistering rash, warty or just increased pigmentation in a swirling or streaking pattern. For a more see: www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pmc/articles/ pmc2729954/?Tool=pmcentrez. ...Read more

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Is IgG subclass 3 deficiency a primary or secondary immunodeficiency?

Is IgG subclass 3 deficiency a primary or secondary immunodeficiency?

Great question: You already know that most folks who are discovered to have real igg3 deficiency are troubled primarily by recurrent nasal sinus infections. Until we know whether there's one of more genes for this, or whether it's the result of some other change in the immune system (igg3 can drop after other illnesses), i think the mainstream medical community will remain undecided. Glad you're proactive. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Explain the condition called a campylobacter infection.?

Diarrhea: Campylobacter is a bacterial genus that includes the species "jejuni" which is one of many bacterial species that often cause acute, infectious diarrhea. It is self-limiting, rarely lasts >7-10 days, and can be treated with antibiotics but doesn't necessarily require treatment other than fluid replacement. ...Read more

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Is monogamy hereditary or an acquired trait?

Is monogamy hereditary or an acquired trait?

No definitive answer: Agree with Dr. Chen; impossible to tease apart how much is due to upbringing, life experiences (e.g., learning), or other environmental factors vs. genetics. There is some belief in the scientific community that humans evolved to be monogamous. So, genes likely influence monogamy, but humans are extremely flexible in terms of how they behave in different contexts. Hope this is helpful. Take care. ...Read more

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Explain the condition called an escherichia coli infection.?

Explain the condition called an escherichia coli infection.?

Treatable: E. Coli normally live in our large bowel and perform a useful function there. When they contaminate our food or water, disease may result. There are many subtypes of e. Coli. They are a frequent cause of "traveler's diarrhea" with nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting, but respond rapidly to even a single dose of antibiotics. Other forms produce a more serious and potentially lethal infection. ...Read more

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Primary sclerosing cholangitis - what is the inherited risk?

Primary sclerosing cholangitis - what is the inherited risk?

Very low: PSC is most commonly seen in patients with ulcerative colitis. Patients with PSC have 60-72% association with ulcerative colitis; low genetic and immunologic factors are attributed to PSC. ...Read more

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Anyone treated primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd)?

Anyone treated primary ciliary dyskinesia (pcd)?

Pulmonologists do: Pcd is diagnosed in both children & adults & they should be followed by a pediatric or adult pulmonologist who can help monitor their lung function & provide specific therapies to prevent lung damage in the long term. Most tertiary care centers would have either an adult or pediatric pulmonologist who has expertise in the management of patients with pcd. Talk to your doctor & see a lung specialist. ...Read more

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Hi,is cryptosporidium curable or treatable

Hi,is cryptosporidium curable or treatable

TREATABLE: Most people with healthy immune system will recover without any treatment and just fluids to prevent dehydration People with weak immune system or in poor health are at risk for prolonged illness and children may have severe disease It is a treatable condition requiring hydration and in some symptomatic anti diarrheal meds are used Recurrences may happen in immune compromised patients with AIDS ...Read more

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Is primary sclerosing cholangitis rare?

Is primary sclerosing cholangitis rare?

Yes: The goal of managing acute attacks is antibiotics and IV fluids. In about 15%, emergency decompression or surgery is needed. Prevention of future attacks of cholangitis is based on removing biliary stones and debris, dilation or resection of strictures, and establishing optimal biliary drainage. Also important to rule out the clonorchis parasite. Your GI doctor can discuss newest treatments. ...Read more

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Which disease has more severe consequences dysplastic nevus or melanoma?

Which disease has more severe consequences dysplastic nevus or melanoma?

Melanoma: A dysplastic nevus, unlike a melanoma, is not a true cancer. It is best thought of as a pre-cancer, a possible precursor to melanoma that with time may possibly be able to turn into a true cancer like melanoma. ...Read more

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What are the tests for transient neonatal pustular melanosis?

What are the tests for transient neonatal pustular melanosis?

Visual Diagnosis: This benign skin condition seldom warrants any tests. A scraping of the pustules reveals white cells & eosinophils without germs.The eruption pattern & lack of inflammation separate it from other entities. ...Read more

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Can toe-walking acquired by an adult be cancerous tumor?

Can toe-walking acquired by an adult be cancerous tumor?

It could be related: Toe walking could be a result of a tumor putting pressure on the nerves or brain area that control the muscles of the foot. Consult your doctor for appropriate work-up. ...Read more

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Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome preventable yet?

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome preventable yet?

Safe sex.: Safe sex, avoiding illicit drug use, and universal precautions for healthcare workers can prevent most cases of hiv. ...Read more