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Symptoms Of Autism In 2 3 Year Olds
Asperger: Main features are qualitative impairment in social interactions with lack of empathy, stereotyped restricted patterns of behaviors/activities/interests, no delay in cognitive development or language. Other associated features can include intense preoccupation with a narrow subject, clumsiness & restricted use of words. ...Read more
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
RSV: Respiratory syncytial virus (rsv) causes infection of the respiratory tract. It starts as a cold, but then the virus spreads to lower respiratory tract and causes infection/inflammation in the smaller breathing tubes (bronchioles): swelling of the lining of the tubes and sloughing of the lining of these tubes with debris building up and causing partial/complete blockage of these tubes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reading is difficult: The 12 year old with dyslexia will be unable to read age appropriate material in spite of seeming very bright. He will be able to visualize things "in the mind's eye" but unable to adequately communicate them. He will understand material that is read to him while not being able to read it himself. His handwriting may be hard to read and spelling may be impossible. ...Read more
RSV: RSV is a common respiratory virus. Some of the common symptoms: Cough, runny nose, sneezing, fever, nasal congestion, wheezing, and difficulty breathing (especially for newborns and very young infants). More info here: http://chadrudnick.blogspot.com/2011/10/what-is-rsv.html?m=1 see your pediatrician for evaluation and possible RSV testing. ...Read more
DEVELOPMENT: Development from age 2 to 3 years old.This time child is toilet trained, walks independently, runs well, climbs up and down the stairs, makes 2-3 word sentences. At age 3, he starts riding the tricycle, feeds himself well , counts to 10 and starts dressing up. ...Read more
Rare/ not ALS: The Spinal muscular atrophy types (1-4) arise from an inherited lack of a material that protects the motor neuron. The type 3 (onset after age 1yr) has an estimated gene prevalence of of 1/375,000 in the population and incidence of 1-6/1,000,000 births. You need a defective gene from both parents to inherit this condition.Though weakness is common to ALS/SMA they are not related. ...Read more
Not happy: Absence of happiness is ahedonia. This is common in young depressed pts. Irritability, aggressiveness, being withdrawn, oppositionality, tantruming, sleep disruption, poor eating, and sadness. If you suspect your child has depression, see your pediatrician for medical evaluation & referral if necessary. ...Read more
Good question: It depends which studies you are looking at. Most will define it as less than 19 years old. By changing the definition though to an earlier age the statistics will obviously change. Most news stories do not usually clarify that. For accurate numbers go to the national campaign to prevent teen pregnancy website. They are a well funded nonpartisan group with accurate information. ...Read more
Fever: Fever, cough, sore throat, generally not feeling well, achiness, being around those with flu. We see lots of colds that are actually flu. Kids do well with illnesses when their immune systems are strong. See your child's doctor and see if they rest for the flu if you are worried. ...Read more
My mrs is 33 of age and she got 3 kids all kids are by C-section in consecutive 3 years she is fefeeling back pain all the time and hb 11?
Acupuncture: 3 c sections can create some scarring in the abdomen which can in turn lead to back pain. Acupuncture /chinese medicine can help. I would also look for a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic issues as there are exercises and massage techniques that can release scar tissue and alleviate her pain. Good question! ...Read more
Deadly choice : Cases of whooping cough (pertussis) have increased in the us from ~2500 in the mid 90s to over 15000 per year due to increases in unvaccinated infants and children.This is primarily due to the public's mistrust of vaccines after some fraudulent research suggesting linkage to autism. Various celebrities have promoted this fiction.As a result more than 30 babies die/yr from whooping cough. ...Read more
my son is 3 1/2 years old. He has a signifacant speech delay and seems to tune people out. Are these signs of autism?
Strep vs mono: The fact is that the symptoms of these two diseases are not distinguishable on clinical grounds. They both present with severe sore throat (of course a 2-year old can't tell you that, so they just fuss and refuse to eat), often fever, often upset stomach. Strep is diagnosed by a culture or antibody test (throat swab) and mono is diagnosed by a blood test called the "mono spot" test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hematology: what is the cause of childhood lymphocytic predominance seen from 2 weeks of age until age 8?
Viral encounters: This is likely due to viral exposures early in life. The lymphocytes are the primary cell involved in the processing of viruses. Since early in life most of these encounters are new, there tends to be a lymphocyte predominance in the white blood cell differential. ...Read more
My son was born at 28 weeks and has mild pvl.Cp global delay. He cannot talk at nearly 4yrs old. Could doctors be overlooking autism in favor of global delay?
Certainly Possible: There can be some degree of overlap between the two conditions. Many of the featured behaviors of both can be shared. I would look at other symptoms he has and try to address any GI problems, any adhd type symptoms, sleep issues, allergies. Look into the group: maps. Medical academy of pediatric special needs. Doesn't hurt to get more than one opinion. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Social Skills: A problem in everyday reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impacts functioning @ work & home. Poor conversational skills; monitone speech. Trouble understanding that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want, because of lack of theory of mind. Not knowing what to do to make others think better of you. May have anxiety/depression. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 3 year old grandson recently passed away in france where he lived, autopsy report stated gastroentritis as the cause of death, with bleeding. ?
The M-CHAT screen : (firstsigns.Org) captures qualitative impairments in social reciprocity: joint attention, gaze monitoring, pointing at items to share interest. Atypical social communication may be absent language, words mixed with bizarre jargon (e.g., "digga-digga") or deviant (saying the alphabet before "mama, dada, & bye-bye). Stereotypies, repetitive non-functional movements, may be hard to spot before 3. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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