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What to do if a friends baby has septo-optic dysplasia and someone told her to try pomegranate juice.?

What to do if a friends baby has septo-optic dysplasia and someone told her to try pomegranate juice.?

No effect: This condition should be followed by a neurologist or a neuro-ophthalmologist. There is no evidence that pomegranate juice has any effect on this, but if your friend is convinced it would help there is no harm using it and it might be better if you do not say anything about this. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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A friend's baby has septo optic dysplasia and have recently started having seizures. What should they avoid doing so seizures won't happen again?

A friend's baby has septo optic dysplasia and have recently started having seizures. What should they avoid doing so seizures won't happen again?

Complex situation: Numerous developmental problems of the brain are tied to having seizures. There's no known way to PREVENT seizures (except taking medication) since malformations can't be reversed. I'd suggest simply advise to follow all doctors' advice, go to all followup appointments, take all medications for seizure on time, and nurture the baby. For a 1-1 consult please write to: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Are there any good outcomes for a baby diagnosed with septo-optic dysplasia?

Are there any good outcomes for a baby diagnosed with septo-optic dysplasia?

Multiple Variants: Babies with sod have underdevelopment of the nerve that transmits information on how you "see" from the eye to the brain. Some kids may have few vision problems to have no vision. Since it is part of the brain development that is affected, other issues may be an anomaly in the part of the brain that regulates some hormones. Some kids may have seizures. Many children with sod have very normal lives. ...Read more

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Could optic nerve edema which resulted in permanent partial vision loss be caused by fibromuscular dysplasia. ?

Could optic nerve edema which resulted in permanent partial vision loss be caused by fibromuscular dysplasia. ?

Possibly: "when fibromuscular dysplasia develops in the arteries that supply blood to the brain (carotid arteries), the condition can cause neurological symptoms, including the following: blurred vision or vision loss dizziness (vertigo)headacheneck pain ringing in the ears (tinnitus) fibromuscular dysplasia that affects the carotid arteries can cause serious complications, such as stroke"--mayo. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about autism?

Can you tell me about autism?

Autism spectrum: Autism spectrum disorders are a set of complex neurobehavioral disorders that include social impairments, communication problems, and fixed, repetitive stereotypical movements. The most severe form of disorder in this group is classical autism -- but there are also milder forms known previously as asperger's. There's much more info than 400 characters will allow: http://tinyurl.Com/6y86go. ...Read more

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When can autism be diagnosed?

Very: There is no "official" age at which the diagnosis can be formulated, however, some of the criteria is only observable (or the lack thereof) after the kid is supposed to reach a milestone (verbal skills, etc). Review the criteria dsm4 and you will have a clear idea of why. That said, some genetic diseases ( deletions, isodicentrism, etc) associated with autistic features can be diagnosed at any age. ...Read more

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Where to go to diagnose autism?

Where to go to diagnose autism?

A psychiatrist.: See a psychiatrist. There are people who specialize in autism. There are therapist and providers who specialize in autism. Search for local providers. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (Definition)

Autism spectrum disorder, also called pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), is a type of condition that includes life-long impairment in the ability to communicate and to have normal social interactions. These include ...Read more


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Dysplasia (Definition)

Abnormal cells which may be pre-malignant, but can also result ...Read more