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Tropical Diseases In Children
Jamaica: See: http://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/jamaicaGet a more detailed answer ›
Not many: Chancroid is a bacteria which may be spread by sexual contact. It is seen in parts of asia and africa. The lepromatous form of leprosy is thought to be spread by water droplets from the nose or mouth so it is possible. Unfortunately most tropical diseases are spread by pararsites, mosquitos, etc. ...Read more
Children: Diarrhea and ear infections along with colds ...Read more
Progeria: Little is known about it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Vaccines: Full schedule of vaccines for the US can be found through the CDC. In brief: Children receive (not in this order): diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, hepatitis A/B, strep pneumo, polio, hemophilus influenza type B, rotavirus, measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, meningococcus, influenza, human papilloma virus. Other vaccines available depending on travel or other circumstances. ...Read more
Chronic: Today, for the first time, most children will have a chronic disease in childhood. While serious short-term infections have been falling in recent decades, many chronic conditions are on the rise. These include things like asthma, eczema, allergies, obesity, adhd, autism, cholesterol problems, blood sugar problems, and high blood pressure. ...Read more
They aren't: This is a condition where the signals for neuronal development were not followed correctly and resulted in abnormal brain formation. This results in profound developmental impairment and intellectual difficulties. Treatment is supportive. ...Read more
VACCINE PREVENTABLE: Diseases: 30-35 yrs ago per your age: diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, hepatitis b/a, hemophylus influenza-b, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, seasonal influenza/h1n1. Additions in last 12-20 yrs: rotavirus, pneumococcal (pcv-7/13), meningitis, cervical cancer/genital wart (hpv), shingles. Some travel /tropical/special: tuberculosis (bcg), typhoid, paratyphoid, yellow fever, rabies. ...Read more
Yes, beginning with: Family history of Specific Language Impairment &/or Dyslexia. Early Expressive Developmental Language Disorder with or without Receptive DLD increases risk even if language "catches up" by 4. Persistent Expressive DLD past 4, diagnosed as SLI, carries a 40-75% risk of Dyslexia. Deficits in sound-symbol association, like P-puh, in pre-school & in phonological awareness in KG are highly predictive. ...Read more
Yes: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis is one.Get a more detailed answer ›
Patience: It's easy to be frustrated with a child who is angry, sullen, amotivated, has a drop in grades, is defiant, looks sloppy etc. Those are behaviors that might be seen in a depressed child. A bipolar child may be even more of a handful. When I work with difficult people, I just keep reminding myself that they are suffering. This allows me to feel some empathy - especially when I am losing patience. ...Read more
Be supportive: Children with mood disorders have a lot of emotions, anxiety, sadness/depression, irritability and sometimes feel that no one cares about them. Encouraging them to do their best and showing them you care and believe in them helps them to feel safer around you and may help them to be more receptive to your instructions. Most children like to please adults and will do their best if they trust you. ...Read more
Unpredictable chance: There are a number of addictions that have tendencies to be inherited in varying degrees. There is no evidence that sexual addiction is one of them. That said, the presence of addicted individuals in a family does suggest others there are at risk of becoming addicted. Reasons for that are multiple including genetics as noted, broken families, severe financial stress and trauma of all types. ...Read more
3 to 5%: Did you mean scheuermann disease? For this diagnosis, genetic factors are more important than environmental ones, but we haven't been able to find specific genes that cause it. Most likely, it's a combo of genes and environmental influences. In conditions with this sort of multifactoral inheritance, the risk for each child of an affected parent is about 3 to 5 percent, or 1 in 20 to 1 in 30. ...Read more
Various diseases: There are many, relatively rare, diseases associated with mitochondrial dysfunction. In children, they can often cause disease states in multiple organs, lead to decreased growth and development and exhibit a wide variety of symptoms. If you have a specific question about a specific type of mitochondrial dysfunction, please feel free to ask! (your doctor). ...Read more
What are the tests one should do to avoid the common genetically transmitted diseases in children?
My partner has Crohn's disease and I was wonder what could be the chance of it passing to our children?
Yes: Crohn's disease has many genetic components so it is too complicated to say for sure what the risk is that your children will get crohns. However the risk is definitely elevated above the general population--perhaps a 5-10 fold risk above someone else of your same ethnic background. No screen is necessary but if a child has chronic GI complaints, get them checked out. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 years ago, can I have children & will my child inherit this disease from me?
I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 yrs ago. Is this hereditary? Will my children inherit this disease from me?
Depends on type: Nephritis means "inflammation of the kidney" and has many different causes including post streptococcal nephritis, lupes nephritis, membranoproliferative nephritis etc. None of the above are directly inherited. However there is a disease called "alports syndrome" that is inherited directly. You need to talk to your physician, find out what type of nephritis you had and have him/her advise you. ...Read more