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Prognosis (Overview)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease or morbidity or mortality.


Prognosis (Overview)

The prognosis is the predicted outcome or "forecast" for a disease or process. It is only an estimate but is likely based on past experience or data taking into account the individual's overall health status. It may suggest progression of disease or morbidity or mortality.


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What's prognosis for cofs?

What's prognosis for cofs?

Premature ageing: Cofs syndrome has many different sybtypes. However, in general, type ii, which is the abbreviation you use, shows very limited neurologic development, and most patients do not live beyond 8-10 years of age. It is an inherited disease (autosomal recessive) which is caused by a defect in a dna repair mechanism. Sorry -- this is a very rare and lethal disease. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for fibroadenosis?

See below: Patients usually start to see improvement within 3 to 6 weeks of starting treatment. Over the long hall it is a somewhat progressive disorder. ...Read more

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If someone has hyperadrenal pots what is the prognosis?

Often fairly good: Often the prognosis is pretty good. It typically takes months. Part of the future depends upon why the person got pots, though. ...Read more

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Prognosis for pnemoccocal septicemia?

Prognosis for pnemoccocal septicemia?

Depends: Depends on how many organ systems have failed, the more - the worse the prognosis. If it is just a simple septicemia without any organ failure, the prognosis is good. ...Read more

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What is turners syndrome prognosis?

Turner's Syndrome: The prognosis for turner's syndrome diagnosed at birth is usually good. They will be short. They have streaked gonads. They can have a webbed neck. There can be lymphedema. There can be associated perceptual problems. They are not necessarily mentally retarded. There can be coarctation of the aorta. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for this disease?

What is prognosis for this disease?

What disease?: Sorry but the doctors here are not psychics and thus none of us know what disease you are talking about.
Please ask again with more detail. Knowing your age, symptoms, other health issues and how long you (or a loved one) has had it would help as well.
Most diseases have a variable prognosis based on multiple factors. ...Read more

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How should I interpret "prognosis information"?

It depends: It depends on the disease in question, please specify. ...Read more

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I suffer from polymoysitis what is my prognosis?

Polymyositis: Well, there should be more explanation to it. There is dermatomyositis, which frequently is associated with malignancy and this needs to be ruled out. There is polymyalgia rheumatica, which is an inflammatory condition that is treated with steroids. Polymyositis is more of a general term but there should be a cause involved and found and prognosis will be based on it. ...Read more

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Minimal change disease prognosis?

Good: With ace inhibitors and steroids it can usually be kept in remission. Compliance with the physicians care plan is essential. It is a good idea to have a nephrologist helping you with this. ...Read more

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Waht is the prognosis of progeria?

Waht is the prognosis of progeria?

Progeria: A genetic disease which leads to premature cell death, progeria has no known cure. The average life expectancy is around the early teens though a few patients have survived into their twenties. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of porphyria?

Very challenging: Porphyrias are life-long diseases with symptoms that come and go. Some forms of the disease cause more symptoms than others. Proper treatment and avoidance of triggers can help prolong the time between attacks. But attacks are quite painful and can be fatal. Life is a real struggle for someone with porphyria but it is possible to even do great things - some historical figures have suffered it. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for child with cf?

What is prognosis for child with cf?

Better than ever b4: Children diagnosed with CF now have many advantages over those diagnosed even a few years ago. Genetic testing, special aerosolized medications, aggressive treatment of infections with antibiotics and nutritional supplementation (fat soluble vitamins, enzymes, etc.) have all contributed to an increase in quality of life and longevity. CF patients commonly live into their 30s and 40s in the US. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for myelofibrosis?

Depends: They are several phases of the disease and it depends on how much fibrosis is present in the marrow. Since this is included in the group of disorders known as myeloproliferative neoplasms, it can develop into a leukemia. Hope this was helpful. ...Read more

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What's the prognosis of arachnoiditis?

What's the prognosis of arachnoiditis?

A chronic condition: The condition causes both pain and neurological dysfunction (numbness, tingling, bowel, bladder or sexual dysfunction). The disease has no know cure at the present time but pain can be managed by one of several techniques (see my previous answer). ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of adenocarcinoma?

Depends on stage: Depends on several factors. One of them is stage, which basically describes if the cancer is local or how far its spread. Also the primary source of the cancer (pancreas vs lung for example) also leads to different prognosis. ...Read more

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What is the usual prognosis for ischemia?

What is the usual prognosis for ischemia?

Ischemia: Well... Depends where and how :-) ischemia is a technical term for lack of tissue oxygenation, usually caused by a restriction of blood flow to organ/limb etc. Such as a blockage on the supplying blood vessel. But it can also be because of failure of the heart pump or oxygen need of the tissue exceeding supply as in sepsis, high fever... Prognosis pending correction of the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for cardiomyopathy?

Depends: It depends on how severe it is. It can be very mild or very severe. In general many people with treatment can do quite well but the potential for deterioration is there. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis of apraxia of speech?

Developmental Verbal: Apraxia can be caused by inherited mutations of the FOXP2 gene on Chromosome 7. Family history of Specific Language Impairment, articulation (speech) disorder & dyslexia helps determine prognosis, which depends on genetic & other medical causes, level of cognition, & presence of comorbid conditions. In the least affected, speech & language may be near typical by adolescence. Each case is different ...Read more

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Are doctors usually right about poor prognosis?

I think it's fair: To say most doctors who went into a medicine career did so to try to save lives, or at least to improve quality of life. For a doctor to say that a patient has a poor prognosis is an admission to himself/herself that there is not much more doable to save the person from the inevitable jaws of death. However, having a poor prognosis does not necessarily mean poor quality of life. So ask about ...Read more

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What is the prognosis with altzheimer's disease?

That's hard: It depends on how severe and rapid and how young the person was when they got symptoms. These are all bad prognostic signs. So far alzhemiers is not curable, we can slow down the disease sometimes, and some people take a long time to worsen. Having said that it is a horrible disease both for the patients, family and caregivers and is ultimately fatal. ...Read more

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How bad is the prognosis for plasma cell leukemia?

Bad but there's hope: Plasma cell leukemia is a very aggressive cancer of marrow plasma cells with survival sometimes measured in months. Newer drugs however along with stem cell transplant appear promising to improve the prognosis. See Expert Rev Hemtol 2010 Oct 3, p543 ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for people with scids disease?

Still guarded unless: Many states implemented routine screening of scid (severe combined immunodeficiency disease) in newborn period recent years.
Early detection and bone marrow transplantation allow bright future. ...Read more

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I have a son with hypospadias. What is his prognosis?

Hypospadius: The "severity" of hypospadius is largely related to the position of the urethral opening. Some require no repair, while the most severe forms may require multiple surgeries. In the proper urologic hands, the majority of these boys do very well and suffer no long term consequences once repaired. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis if you are bit by a rattlesnake?

What is the prognosis if you are bit by a rattlesnake?

Very good, if...: You seek appropriate care. There is only one effective treatment for rattlesnake envenomation and that is "antivenom" which will be given to you, if needed, in your local emergency dept. Do not cut your bite, try to extract venom, do not use electricity or a tight tourniquet, do not get bitten again trying to catch the snake! Note that many bites are "dry", calm transport to ed is what you need. ...Read more

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My grandmother has retinopathy. What is her prognosis?

Depends: Is this from macular. Degeneration, diabetes or other pathology? Although there is good treatment for these the prognosis may be guarded depending on the cause. ...Read more

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What is the prognosis for someone with jacobs syndrome?

Cannot Predict: There are too few cases of jacobs syndrome to make any prognostic judgments. Most patient will have some degree of flexion contracture of a joint and suffer from synovitis which is inflammation of the joints. Severe cases also develop inflammation of the muscle surrounding the heart (pericarditis) which causes the greatest risk for life-threatening medical issues. ...Read more