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Treacher Collins Syndrome Medication
TC Syndrome: TCS is a genetic craniofacial disorder. Complete description here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treacher_Collins_syndrome See oral surgeon or craniofacial surgeon for surgical corrections procedures. Requires years of management by surgeon, speech therapist, pediatrician, orthodontist. ...Read more
Inherited Disorder: Treacher Collins Syndrome, or mandibulofacial dysostosis is an inherited craniofacial disorder with a distinct set of characteristics. These characteristics include hypoplasia (underdevelopment) of the facial bones, clefting of the palate, ear anomalies and eye problems. While there is no "cure," there are craniofacial teams that can help patients surgically with the syndrome. ...Read more
Treacher collins: Is a congenital disorder characterized by craniofacial deformities, such as absent cheekbones. Treacher collins syndrome is found in about 1 in 50, 000 births. The typical physical features include downward slanting eyes, micrognathia (a small jaw), conductive hearing loss, underdeveloped zygoma, drooping part of the lateral lower eyelids, and malformed or absence of ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Tcs is an autosomal dominant disorder . The primary identified mutation is in the tcof1 gene (97%) which is located on chromosome 5q32-q33.1. There are at least 2 other gene defects that are responsible for some cases. Since these defects are in the main dna, it is not mitochondrial in origin. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Results, both functional and esthetic will vary depending on the severity of the defects. Some treacher-collins patients do have some developmental disabilities as well as hearing and speech problems. Your best bet for advice for the long-term is being a patient in a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary cleft and craniofacial clinic. ...Read more
What is the chance that hearing loss is caused by treacher collins syndrome? What are the usual symptoms?
Yes: Like any syndrome, treacher collins can have a number of different features associated with it. Cleft palate as well as other distinguishing features: small zygomatic bones and mandibles, external ear abnormalities, coloboma (notching) of the lower eyelid, absence of the lower eyelashes, and preauricular hair displacement onto the cheeks. About 40%-50% of individuals have conductive hearing loss. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Difficult question: As Cogans Syndrome is so difficult to diagnose and you have to have both eye and inner ear symptoms and have a long list of other problems ruled out . There is no cure and treatment is aimed at controlling the eye symptoms and usually involve topical antiinflmatory drugs or steroids or if really bad oral steroids and or doxy cycline antibiotics ...Read more
Behaviors in DS: 18-23% have behavioral, emotional or psychiatric problems. ~ 6% have extreme aggression; 73% disobedient; 65% argumentative; 50% demanding attention; 6-8% adhd. Of the 10% with autistic disorder, ~ half have late regression with loss of language ~ 5 yrs., by which age > 50% of kids with ds are overweight. Low doses of Risperdal are used for irritability or aggression, monitoring wt. Gain & labs. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not much: Wernicke-korsakoff syndrome is a late complication of severe alcoholism caused by chronic thiamine deficiency. It is characterized by severe memory deficiency and difficulty speaking intelligently. "word salad" describes the random sentences they sometimes make. There is no definitive treatment although quitting alcohol is a must and taking thiamine supplements can help. See your doc for more. ...Read more
Carious Lesions: Xerostomia is one of the components of sjogrens syndrome. The best thing to do would be supplement your oral hygiene regimen with Fluoride based agents and if you want to be proactive xylitol based gums, rinses etc would be helpful in keeping you cavity free. See your dentist for regular checkups. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Specifically, none: Several medications are tried. Some "work" for some for some time. Almost always cbt psychotherapy is also provided and it seems to be the most effective component of treatment. If pursued with a skilled therapist and patience, the condition is often significantly improved w/ or w/out medication. Have hope - you can feel better. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serotonin syndrome: Agitation or restlessness confusion rapid heart rate and high blood pressure dilated pupils loss of muscle coordination or twitching muscles heavy sweating diarrhea headache shivering goose bumps severe serotonin syndrome can be life-threatening. Signs and symptoms include: high fever seizures irregular heartbeat unconsciousness http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/serotonin-syndrome/ds00860/dsecti. ...Read more
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