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What are the symptoms of kernicterus?

What are the symptoms of kernicterus?

CNS damage: symptoms of kernicterus include hearing loss, spasticity and delays in development, including cognitive, motor and personal social areas. ...Read more

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Dr. Valerie Hines
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Kernicterus (Definition)

When severe jaundice is not treated, it can cause kernicterus. This is a type of brain damage that can result from high levels of bilirubin in a baby’s blood. It can cause athetoid cerebral palsy, hearing loss, ...Read more


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What is kernicterus?

What is kernicterus?

Term definitions: Kernicterus is a term uses to describe the effect that occurs when bilirubin rises to toxic levels in a baby and injures brain cells.It goes through several phases leading to a variety of permanent defects. These can include a movement disorder,deafness,visual problems and others. Recognition and treatment of high bilirubin levels can prevent this if done quickly. ...Read more

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Can you reverse kernicterus?

Can you reverse kernicterus?

Kernicterus: Once the neurological symptoms and signs of kernicterus are established, then it is not revrersible. The child will have permenant neurological disabilities. ...Read more

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What are the tests for kernicterus?

Kernicterus tests: Kernicterus is a devastating chronic disabling condition characterized by the clinical tetrad of choreoathetoid cerebral palsy, central neural hearing loss, palsy of the vertical gaze, and tooth enamel hypoplasia as the result of bilirubin-induced cell toxicity. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Kernicterus?

Brain damage & bili: When severe jaundice is not treated, it can cause kernicterus. This is a type of brain damage that can result from high levels of bilirubin in a baby’s blood. It can cause athetoid cerebral palsy, hearing loss, vision problems, mental retardation. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for kernicterus?

What is the treatment for kernicterus?

Prevention: Kernicterus occurs as a result of newborn jaundice of a severely high level that is untreated. I have not seen nor heard of a case in my entire career. Newborn jaundice is common and is easily treated with sun, phototherapy, or in severe cases exchange transfusion. (have not seen that in 20+ years). The best treatment is prevention. ...Read more

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Can kids with kernicterus talk, read and write?

Kernicterus: Children with kernicterus usually have significant neurological, cognitive, learning and movement disorders, isolated hearing loss, and auditory dysfunction may be noted. They are likely to not be able to talk, read and write. ...Read more

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Can kids with kernicterus eventually talk, read or write?

Mostly not: Most of chidren who survived kernicterus-severe bilirubin toxicity-develop sensorineural hearing loss and athetoid type cerebral palsy which adversely affects coordination of fine movements. Neuronal damage in cerebral cortex often associated in kernicterus results in hampering of higher cognitive function. ...Read more

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Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?

Kernicterus causes spasticity? Why is it sis basal ganglia considered in pyramidal tract? Why not causing rigidity instead like parkinsons?

Spasticity: Basal ganglia and substantia nigra are different structures. Injuring the basal ganglia, such as by stroke, may cause spasticity. Injuring the substantia nigra may cause parkinsons symptoms, such as tremor and rigidity. Rigidity and spasticity are not the same, as you recognize. These two different structures of the brain modulate movement differently, that is why the symptoms are different. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome?

What are the symptoms of sjögren’s syndrome?

Dry eyes, mouth +: You may wish to consult: www.Sjogrens.Org/ for additional information. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of spider bites in the u.S.?

What are symptoms of spider bites in the u.S.?

Depends: Anything from minor itching and redness, to crusting, oozing and in a few cases severe skin and soft tissue breakdown. It depends upon the species. See: << http://www.Webmd.Com/allergies/ss/slideshow-bad-bugs?Ecd=wnl_aaa_060412 >> for a pictorial view. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of addison s disease like?

What are the symptoms of addison s disease like?

Addison's disease: Fatigue, lightheadedness while standing, muscle weakness, fever, weight loss, sweating, nausea/vomiting/diarrhea, headaches, muscle/joint pains, mood changes. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Asperger s syndrome in youth?

What are the symptoms of Asperger s syndrome in youth?

Autism spectrum D/O: Significant difficulties on social interaction, restricted of repeat stove pattern of behavior and interest , with reservation of linguistic and cognitive development. ...Read more

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What is Asperger s syndrome symptoms that appear first?

What is Asperger s syndrome symptoms that appear first?

Aspergers: First know what aspergers is. Watch this first. Autism spectrum and aspergers in 8 mins. Check it! http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with behcet’s syndrome usually have?

What symptoms do people with behcet’s syndrome usually have?

Inflammation: The classic three findings are ulcers in the mouth, genital ulcers, and inflammation of the eyes. The eyes can be inflammed from front to back. The inflammation of the retinal blood vessels is most harmful and can cause permanent vision loss. Behcet's disease should be treated promptly, ideally by a uveitis specialist if you have one in your area. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have had symptoms of narcolepsy in your 20's?

Is it possible to have had symptoms of narcolepsy in your 20's?

Yes: Typical age to first develop symptoms is teens and twenties but it can occur earlier and later. ...Read more

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Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Were symptoms of measles in the 1890s the same as symptoms of measles in the 1990's?

Yes: Yes but in the 1890's more people died from the measles than in the 1990's due to improved medical care. Measles is not a good virus to catch so get vaccinated. ...Read more

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For reference, how do you know most likely if you contract any disease(s) even though there is no symptoms or if you don't have any. Plz help. Thanks?

For reference, how do you know most likely if you contract any disease(s) even though there is no symptoms or if you don't have any. Plz help. Thanks?

Preventive visit: See the Dr. annually for a preventive Visit and you will get a good Physical and some routine blood work to assure you are well. They may order any preventative tests as well on you, depending on your age and any risk factors you have based on your exam and family history, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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