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My son 3 year old is diagnoised with niemann pick type b , he has hepetosplenomegally and no other symptoms. Any information about treatment?

My son 3 year old is diagnoised with niemann pick type b , he has hepetosplenomegally and no other symptoms. Any information about treatment?

Need supportive care: Unfortunately it is a inherited lysosomal storage disease , fats called sphingolipds accumulates in side the cells of body due to lack of an enzyme (in all cells of body) 'sphingomyelinase' nih has trail drug cyclodextrim efficacy not known , please seek supportive groups like nnpdf.Org you and your family need this for help and latest developments. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Enlarged Liver And Spleen (Definition)

Enlarged liver = Hepatomegaly; ...Read more


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Is hepatosplenomegaly dangerous?

Is hepatosplenomegaly dangerous?

It depends ...: It depends on the cause. An enlarged liver can be secondary to fat in the liver (most common) or from infilatrative disease (such as cancer). An enlarged spleen can be secondary to cirrhosis or some of the blood disorders. It would be important for your doctor to determine why you have this, so that it can be treated if possible. ...Read more

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Why do we see hepatosplenomegaly in fetuses?

Why do we see hepatosplenomegaly in fetuses?

Various reasons.: Fetal hepatosplenomegaly, once confirmed, may be seen with several fetal syndromes, such as torch infections (fetal infections: CMV mostly), glycogen storage disorders (genetic), beckwith-wiedemann syndrome, neuroblastoma, liver tumors (hepatoblastoma, hemangioendothelioma, leukemia), unctontrolled maternal diabetes mellitus and fetal anemia. Also see: http://women.Texaschildrens.Org/fetalcenter/. ...Read more

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I recently had a CT scan which showed hepatosplenomegaly and lung problems and I am sick. What could it be?

I recently had a CT scan which showed hepatosplenomegaly and lung problems and I am sick. What could it be?

Could be a lot of : Things. Mono can cause this. Hiv can cause this. Many other illnesses can cause these problems. You need to see a doctor who can do a thorough history and physical and can do some lab tests. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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CT scan says: Hepatosplenomegaly, w/ hepatic steatosis. I'm diabetic and have had stomach pain vomiting & diareaha for 3 weeks. Lost 20#. Any ideas?

CT scan says: Hepatosplenomegaly, w/ hepatic steatosis.  I'm diabetic and have had stomach pain vomiting & diareaha for 3 weeks. Lost 20#. Any ideas?

Viral hepatitis?: These are very worrisome signs and symptoms. Please see your doctor right away. Please drink plenty of fluids. Please refrain from use of alcohol at all right now. Take half of your usual insulin dose while ill. If the vomiting doesn't resolve tonight, go to the ER. It could be several things from viruses like Epstein-Barr, hepatitis, or something worse like cancer. ...Read more

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What happens if you don't take cvid treatment?

What happens if you don't take cvid treatment?

Increased infections: If your are taking ivig, stopping it may increase the frequency and severity of infections. However, people with mild cvid and good antibody production may do fine the life-style changes (good rest and nutrition) only. Be sure to get a flu shot. ...Read more

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Will gout kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will gout kill me if I don't get treatment?

No but painful: A gout attack is one of the most severe joint pains that you can experience. The most common site is the big toe. Other symptoms of gout can be kidney stones (also painful) or chalky deposits in the skin ( painful if large and draining through the skin). Gout can cause joint deformity. The good news is that gout is a very treatable disease with dietary changes and medications. Gout is not fatal. ...Read more

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Will stress kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will stress kill me if I don't get treatment?

Ultimately, yes.: Stress takes a huge toll on our bodies and our minds. Though you may not drop dead of a heart attack or stroke in the next year, the effects are cumulative and will subtract years from your life. ...Read more

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Will anxiety kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will anxiety kill me if I don't get treatment?

No, but...: No, the anxiety itself won't kill you, and it's important to remind yourself of that. At the same time, anxiety is an independent risk factor for suicide... So get thee to a doctor and get the help you need. Anxiety can be effectively treated with help. ...Read more

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Will acidosis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will acidosis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Yes: Especially if it does not correct or the cause is not getting better. ...Read more

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Will hydrocele kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will hydrocele kill me if I don't get treatment?

No: Make sure it's a hydrocele!if it's a testicular cancer causing the hydrocele , the cancer can do you in.An ultrasound will answer the question. ...Read more

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Will eclampsia kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will eclampsia kill me if I don't get treatment?

Yes: Eclampsia means seizures , generalized body seizures. Mortality is quite high, and not treated it will kill you. ...Read more

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Will spermatocele kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will spermatocele kill me if I don't get treatment?

No: Spermatoceles are often painless. They just make a lump. They won't kill you but they can be uncomfortable if they are large and causing pressure. You don't need anything done if it doesn't bother you just make sure it's a spermatocele and not a tumor in the testis! ...Read more

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Will appendicitis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will appendicitis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Possible: Perforated appendicitis left untreated has the potential of up to a 50% mortality or more. You must get appropriate treatment and quickly. ...Read more

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Will cardiomyopathy kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will cardiomyopathy kill me if I don't get treatment?

Possibly.: It certainly depends on the cause and severity of the cardiomyopathy. Effective treatment is available..See a physician asap. ...Read more

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Will rhabdomyolysis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Will rhabdomyolysis kill me if I don't get treatment?

Maybe: Depends on severity. A mild to moderate case will improve with hydration and supportive measures. A more severe case is still treatable but can lead to complications such as kidney failure (temporary or permanent), irregular heart beat, and/or respiratory failure. ...Read more

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