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Idiopathic (Definition)

An idiopathic medical condition is one of unknown or obscure cause. In some conditions, there may be known causes as well. For example, themajority of glaucoma cases are idiopathic (unknown cause), but there are some cases related to eye ...Read more


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I have idiopathic right atrial enlargement. What type of treatments are there and what's the prognosis?

I have idiopathic right atrial enlargement. What type of treatments are there and what's the prognosis?

Heart: The answer to this questions is very complicated and depends on multiple variables. If you are asymptomatic with minor enlargement then you may never need treatment other than periodic monitoring. On the other hand, severe symptomatic anatomical distortions can cause heart failure or arrhythmia. There are multiple medications to treat heart failure. Follow with your doctor for further guidance ...Read more

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Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis treatment?

Diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis treatment?

Not required: Most cases of dish do not cause symptoms. If you have the typical flowing calcification on the right side of the thoracic spine it does not require specific treatment. If you are having pain or have problems in the neck or low back first make sure the diagnosis is correct. If you are certain the most important treatment is physical therapy. The first line of treatment for symptoms are nsaid's. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments available for idiopathic myopathy?

Are there any treatments available for idiopathic myopathy?

Idiopathic: The term idiopathic as you may know means that your doctors are unable to determine a cause for the problem. When a condition is idiopathic it makes it very difficult to treat because we are unable to provide treatment based on the cause as it is unknown. Symptomatic treatments for myopathy may be provided. These may include things like pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, and steroids. Physical therapy may also help. However it would be best to discuss these with your doctor as he or she could help you with the specifics of your myopathy. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some treatments for severe idiopathic craniofacial erythema?

I was wondering what are some treatments for severe idiopathic craniofacial erythema?

A few things: Beta blockers or pills which slowed down your heart are sometimes used. A medicine called Clonidine is next.Behavioral therapy to decrease your anxiety is another option. Surgery is the final option when nothing else works. A dermatologist who specializes immunologic problems can be found at most major medical centers. ...Read more

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For the treatment of psoriasis,are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

For the treatment of psoriasis,are any of the systemic medications available for use with guttate psoriasis in an adult?

Guttate psoriasis: Janet: guttate psoriasis can come on due to infections like streptococcal infections, or medications like beta blockers (blood pressure med); so be sure not secondary to infections/ drugs. Treatment usually topical (can be difficult with many spots!); UVB or PUVA light treatment can be effective. Medications like methotrexate are also effective in severe cases. Work with your Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Any update on treatment for idiopathic inflammatory myopathies?

Idiopathic myopathy.: Idiopathy means not know the cause yet. More and more former idiopathic disorders become well known etiology. The answer is if it is still idiopathic, the treatment should be the same of symptomatic management so far. ...Read more

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Best treatment for idiopathic pediatric osteoporosis?

Best treatment for idiopathic pediatric osteoporosis?

Heterogenous conditi: General recommendations are: adequate vitamin d intake (400-800 iu daily); calcium intake (not less than 1200 mg daily); and weight bearing excercise. Treatment should be guided by endocrinologist/metabolic diseases specialist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

What is the treatment for idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura?

Steroids & surgery: Many cases of itp resolve with supportive care and corticosteroid treatment. In resistant cases, spleen, the site of platelet destruction, may be removed. ...Read more

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