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Toxic Synovitis In Children
The synovial membrane is the lining of a joint and synovitis is inflammation of that lining. It can cause joint pain, swelling, and stiffness. When inflamed, the lining will create excessive joint fluid, causing swelling and increased joint pressure. The lining can also become thickened and cause apparent joint enlargement. Commonly associated with ...Read more
No: You need to look for another cause of your chronic kidney disease (I'm going to assume that is what CKD means). Remember that nowadays, with the fad for subscientific estimates of renal function, many athletic men are overdiagnosed just because their muscles produce extra creatinine. Painkillers for JRA can also impair kidney function, usually reversibly. Insist on a real diagnosis. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely : The mental impairments associated with lead toxicity are qualitatively different from the autism spectrum, so childhood exposure to these compounds while bad, would not yield autism. There is room for speculation on whether a mothers exposure to toxic substances in life could cause the genetic codon changes in her eggs that are later identified in autistic kids. ...Read more
See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more
Need evaluation: Could be either, only a rheumatologist can tell the difference. You need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more
No: Dr. Legha is right but has understated matters. After forty years of hype, there's still no reason to think these cause cancer other than some bad studies based on patient and family recall -- you can get ANY "scare story" you want that way. I'd be angry with the people who gave you this disinformation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Improving: We are constantly trying to improve therapy for children with high-risk neuroblastoma (stage 4). Within the last couple of years, the addition of immunotherapy to standard of care therapy greatly improved overall survival from 46% to 66%. Thus, immunotherapy should now be standard of care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it ture that kids born in a chemically saturated toxic world have much higher levels of illnesses?
It's not true: Go to an old graveyard and see how many people used to die in childhood. Don't let the fact that you care deeply about your neighbors make you a sucker for ugly lies. Do yourself a favor, become scientifically literate, and you'll appreciate both the advantages and the real hazards of our modern, chemically-intensive world. ...Read more
High percentage: Pingueclua are a normal response to wind, dust and uv light. They are the eyes defense in the middle years to these external forces. They have no symptoms and are usually unnoticed. Many are small enough that they can only be seen with a medical microscope. Almost all young adults have some degree of pinguecula even if not obvious in a mirror. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What was percentage of brain damage or delays in children adopted from eastern europe and russia?
Its for my mom who is 58 yrs of age.Got MRI done.Report states - minimal joint effusion is seen predominantly in supra patellar bursa.
Fluid: Is present in the knee joint. Check with her doctor to ascertain possible causes. ...Read more
I've read about numerous cases of polypropylene mesh reactions resulting in cancer. Can years of chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to polypropylene mesh in the body lead to cancer?
I don't believe it: Go to the refereed medical literature and you'll find a single article from 2000 in an obscure german-language journal about the foreign-body reaction and idly conjecturing cancer promotion; i just ran a search of the nih data-base and there are no actual cases. This sort of thing in connective tissue is well-known to us pathologists and doesn't turn malignant. Stop reading internet junk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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