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Can an adult get/develope menkes disease?

Can an adult get/develope menkes disease?

Menkes disease: Menkes disease is a genetic hereditary disorder that one is born with. An adult does not acquire this disease. What symptoms you describe would not be menkes disease. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how pompe disease in adults work?

Can you tell me how pompe disease in adults work?

Mutations of a gene : on Chromosome 17q25.3 that codes for a lysosomal enzyme that breaks down glycogen cause Glycogen Storage Disease Type II or Pompe Disease subtypes . It is autosomal recessive, the mutant gene comes from from both unaffected carrier parents. Age of onset & rate of progression of pelvic & leg, then arm & respiratory muscle weakness vary with subtype. See www.agsdus.org/html/typeiigsd.html. ...Read more

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Is paget's disease found in children or just adults?

Is paget's disease found in children or just adults?

See below: There is a condition called juvenile paget disease, however, this is not true paget disease because of the histologic difference in bone. ...Read more

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Hirschsprung's disease. Can you start getting it as an adult?

Hirschsprung's disease. Can you start getting it as an adult?

No: You can't get this as an adult. A patient has this since birth but the area involved maybe so small that the patient may have gone by without having too many problems . This is called short or ultra short segment hirshsprungs disease. ...Read more

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Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

Does alzheimer's disease occur in younger adults too?

It is rare: There are rare forms of early-onset alzheimer disease that run in families. These forms of alzheimer disease are usually cause by mutations in one of three genes. People with these mutations often develop alzheimer disease in their 40s and 50s. Families with multiple people suffering from early-onset alzheimer disease may wish to consider genetic testing. ...Read more

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What is a progressive neurological disease that affects adults (in 30's or 40's) where the patient approximately 10-20 years after onset of symptoms?

Please clarify: There is a word or phrase or something missing from your question. "What is a progressive neurological disease that affects adults (in 30's or 40's)" is okay, but the rest makes no sense. You can see that, right? Please repost your question with clearer wording. ...Read more

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Can you get Perthes disease as an adult?

Can you get Perthes disease as an adult?

Legg Calve Perthe's: Disease is seen only in growing children. The broadest age range is 2 years -12 years; average age is 6 years. It can be familial or sporadic. It's more common boys than girls. Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head in adults has a wide variety of underlying causes, like alcoholism, cortisone therapy, gout, sickle cell anaemia & others. ...Read more

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Can stress cause a reading disorder in young adults?

Can stress cause a reading disorder in young adults?

Stress & Reading: A reading disorder is categorically a specific deficit that would exist even without stress. However, high levels of stress interfere with concentration and can, therefore, affect reading (which requires paying attention). Lower, or eliminate the stress and your usual reading level should return. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Can celiac disease show up in adults? What are the symptoms?

Yes: Symptoms can vary from very little to many. Classical symptoms would be abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating of the abdomen. Possibly weight loss. Some women present with infertility, headaches or other symptoms. ...Read more

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