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Doctor insights on: Tropical Diseases In Children

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Are there any tropical diseases I should be concerned about if I'm going to travel to the Congo?

Are there any tropical diseases I should be concerned about if I'm going to travel to the Congo?

Yes: In the Congo, protection is recommended against Malaria, Hepatitis A & B, Yellow Fever, Rabies (for some) & typhoid. See: http://www. Mdtravelhealth. Com/destinations/africa/congo. Php ...Read more

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What tropical diseases can be spread by close contact like kissing?

What tropical diseases can be spread by close contact like kissing?

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

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What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

What kind of disease is nephritis in children?

Nephritis: Is the general term for inflammation of the kidneys. There are several causes. ...Read more

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Is there a disorder for children who enjoy pain?

Is there a disorder for children who enjoy pain?

I guess not: I am not sure if this is a rhetorical question. I guess, I know no such disorder, as I've never seen children who would enjoy pain. If you have more detail to provide regarding a specific case, i'd be happy to discuss that further. ...Read more

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What diseases are most children. Vaccinated against?

What diseases are most children. Vaccinated against?

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

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What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

What are the symptoms of rickets disease in children?

Multiple symptoms: May include the following: leg, spine and/or hip pain, poor growth, bowed legs, protruding breast bone, muscle pain, delayed walking or refusal to walk, thickened wrists/ankles, bumps along the ribs. ...Read more

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What are the newest and forthcoming diseases for children?

What are the newest and forthcoming diseases for children?

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

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How can children with the rare disorder pachygyria be cured?

How can children with the rare disorder pachygyria be cured?

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

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What are the diseases we are vaccinated against as children?

What are the diseases we are vaccinated against as children?

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

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Are there symptoms that predict a reading disorder in children?

Are there symptoms that predict a reading disorder in children?

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

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Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

Tips for working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

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

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Advice about working with children with mood disorders in the classroom?

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

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If I am a sexaholic what are the chanced of my children having this diease?

If I am a sexaholic what are the chanced of my children having this diease?

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

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What is the percentage of passing shermans disease type 2 to your children?

What is the percentage of passing shermans disease type 2 to your children?

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

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Do you know of people with diseases such as Down syndrome that have children?

Do you know of people with diseases such as Down syndrome that have children?

Possibly, but: Down syndrome females are capable of reproduction but most pregnancies have resulted from abuse, end prematurely & are often delivered c section. The defect can be passed on but some offspring are normal. ...Read more

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In children and teenagers in china what is the most commnly diagnosed medical disorder?

In children and teenagers in china what is the most commnly diagnosed medical disorder?

Common problems: Include: anemia, asthma, rickets, dental problems [taking longer for teeth to erupt, tooth decay], hepatitis b, eczema, scabies, higher lead levelschin. ...Read more

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What should I know about mitochondrial depletion disorders in children? My son might have a few.

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

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What are the tests one should do to avoid the common genetically transmitted diseases in children?

What are the tests one should do to avoid the common genetically transmitted diseases in children?

Depends on Heritage: In us most common screens are for cystic fibrosis, rubella, herpes zoster, screens for forms of muscular dystrophy. Family history and genetics may add to this, like ashkenazi jewish heritage have a significant panel of tests to run. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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My partner has Crohn's disease and I was wonder what could be the chance of it passing to our 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

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I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 years ago, can I have children & will my child inherit this disease from me?

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I was diagnosed with nephritis over 10 years ago, can I have children & will my child inherit this disease from me?

Depends: There are a number of kidney diseases under the heading of "nephritis." two common nephritis in children, poststrep glomerulonephritis and IgA nephropathy, are fairly benign conditions and are not inheritable. ...Read more

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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

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Hello. I was wondering how likely it is for a male Schmidt's syndrome patient to pass on the disease to his children. Thank you.

Risk is there: The genetic risk is there but it doesn't mean all of them will get it. It just means they have a higher chance than the general population to develop the disease. The best thing is to go see the endocrinologist or the geneticist to determine their individual risks. There are test that can be done to determine if they have the antibody and the HLA type ...Read more